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PROGRAMME FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS

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INTRODUCTION

The programme aims at training scholars in modern languages by equipping scholars with a good grasp of the principles and techniques of linguistic analysis. In addition, the programme exposes students to current issues and theories in the various branches of Linguistic analysis.

OBJECTIVES

The Programme is designed:

(a) to train highly qualified scholars in the study of modern languages;

(b) to develop professional translators, interpreters, speech therapists, and editors;

(c) to train specialized researchers to generate a body of knowledge in Linguistics as a discipline of study.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(a) Candidates must satisfy the University and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences common regulations for the Master of Arts degree Programme.

(b) Candidates should be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree Second Class Honours, upper Division degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The M.A degree programme in Linguistics shall normally take a minimum of two (2) academic years and a maximum of four (4) years for full time students. For part time students, the programme shall take minimum of four (4) years and a maximum of Six (6) years.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Courses are offered in units in which a unit is defined as one-hour lecturer per week per semester, two hours of tutorials or three hours of practical per week per semester.

The entire programme shall consist of a minimum of forty-two (42) units of course work and dissertation.