Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Linguistics or a related subject with an average grade of B or better.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Students in the Postgraduate Diploma of Linguistics will be part of the research culture of the Linguistics programme within the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. The PGDipLing degree will prepare graduates who: * have specialised knowledge of some current areas of linguistic research, including those of an interdisciplinary nature * have a grounding in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting and analysing linguistic data * are able to make critically informed decisions about the methods appropriate for investigating different research questions * are able to develop their own complex ideas related to linguistic structure and language use based on a sound understanding of relevant research * communicate effectively and accurately about linguistic research in different contexts and through different media * demonstrate intellectual integrity and a thorough understanding of the ethics of scholarship. With these attributes, developed in the formal curriculum and tested through academic assessment, graduates will have the knowledge, skills and experience to undertake semi-independent advanced research in linguistics, including interdisciplinary perspectives. The programme develops in students high-level transferable skills for language-related fields, including language and social policy, marketing, and speech technology.

What graduates earn

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