Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Linguistics (M.A.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Field of Study:Linguistics
Length:2 Year(s)


The most salient characteristic of the program is its exceptionally strong interdisciplinarity. We conceive of language as by equal measures a system of symbols which people know and use. Though students and faculty may incline one way or the other, Linguistics at Western is not “formal linguistics”, nor “applied linguistics”, nor even a pairing of each. It is, instead, a rich melding of frameworks and methods, built around close ties with sister disciplines: anthropology, computer science, communication disorders, language teaching, philosophy, and psychology.

We will not consider applicants whose primary research interests are in the following areas: Language Teaching (ESL), Translation, Teaching Methodology, and Applied Linguistics that is not connected to linguistic theory.


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    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a major or specialization in Linguistics.
    ▪ 78% (B+) average in the last 2 years of study.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 12, 2022