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The MA in Phonological Development will:
The MA in Phonological Development will provide the opportunity to gain practical experience in linguistic methods of analysis of child data, from English and other languages.
The first term comprises three core modules, Directed Readings in Phonological Development, The Emergence of Structure from Use, and Research Methods, along with one open option. The second term comprises Topics in Phonological Development and Learning Mechanisms. The programme is completed with a research dissertation.
Students follow a two-term programme of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Students lacking some aspects of the expected background will take bridging modules.
Assessment will vary by module, with essays (3500-5000 words) required for most of the modules but an exam for research methods. Formative work will be assigned during term in each module.
Summer term work is assessed by an essay – covering either preliminary data collection or a literature review - that will typically form a separate (already marked) section of the dissertation.
The course culminates in a sustained period of independent research and the production of a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. You can see more detail on the programme and the department in the current postgraduate handbook.