Our department offers postgraduate degrees in Linguistics from BA Honours to PhD level. You find an overview of the options on this page.

The BA Honours in Linguistics is a postgraduate qualification that prepares students for research-based postgraduate studies in Linguistics. It serves to consolidate and enhance the student’s expertise, as well as to develop research capacity in the methodologies and techniques of the candidate’s area of specialisation. The qualification requires a high level of aptitude for working with theories and excellent analytical skills.

Admission requirements:
Achieve a minimum average of 65% in an applicable undergraduate qualification (exit level 7).

Modules:
Compulsory module

  • LINM6808 Research Report: Linguistics (32 credits)

Students select three modules from those below:

  • LINA6808 Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology and Syntax (32 credits)
  • LINC6808 Capita selecta (may be offered from the syllabus of English Honours) (32 credits)
  • LINF6808 Linguistics: Foundations and frontiers (32 credits)
  • LINO6808 Sociolinguistics (32 credits)
  • LINP6808 Politics of language (32 credits)
  • LINX6808 Semiotics, semantics and pragmatics (32 credits)

The MA with specialisation in Linguistics serves to teach and train researchers to make a contribution to the development of knowledge at an advanced level, or to prepare graduated students for an advanced and specialised professional career in linguistics.

Admission requirements:
Achieve a minimum average of 65% in an applicable Honours qualification (exit level 8).

Curriculum:
Students write a dissertation (Module LIND8900) or two interrelated publishable manuscripts or published articles in accredited journals (LINA8900) on a theme in consultation with the supervisor and the academic head of the department.

For the PhD in Linguistics the candidate is expected to undertake research at the most advanced academic level, which culminates in the submission, assessment and acceptance of a thesis. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an advanced level of research ability and to make a meaningful and original academic contribution in the relevant area of linguistics.

Admission requirements:
Achieve a minimum average of 70% in an applicable Masters qualification (exit level 9).

Curriculum:
Students have to write a thesis (LINP9100) or three interrelated, publishable manuscripts or published articles in accredited journals (LINA9100) about a research topic selected in consultation with the supervisor and the academic head of the department.

For more information, contact:

Pulane Moliko
Tel: +27 51 401 7156
Fax: +27 51 401 9959
E: MolikoP@ufs.ac.za


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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