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Master of Arts (Applied Comparative Linguistics)


This programme examines similarities and differences in the aspects of linguistic properties between languages or language varieties. Research in this field focuses on the comparative analysis of the aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis or semantics of languages, and related applications.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent in related fields (based on proposal presented during the application process).
  • Applicants with CGPA of below 3.00 but not less than 2.75 in relevant fields, can be considered for entry into the programme based on work experience of at least 1 year or related academic publications.
  • Applicants who do not hold a Major or Minor qualification in relevant fields but possesses a CGPA of 3.20, can be considered conditionally with the approval of the Faculty.

English Language Requirement

International applicants for this field of study must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based) or IELTS Band 6.

Programme Requirements

a.          Credit Requirements

             Candidates are required to take a minimum of 6 credit 
             hours. Research Methods and any other related courses approved by the supervisory  committee.

b.          Other Requirements

i.       Thesis

SPS5999 Master’s Research

The candidate is required to register for the course SPS5999 Master’s Research every semester throughout his/her candidature. This course entails a research project and at the end of the candidature, the candidate will submit a thesis. The thesis will then be sent for examination and a viva voce will be held to determine the candidate’s competence in the area of study.

ii. Seminar

SPS5903 Seminar

The candidate is required to enroll for the course SPS5903 which is a presentation of the research proposal. This course should be taken when the candidate’s research proposal has been approved by his/her supervisor. The course will be assessed and the candidate will be given either a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.


Updated:: 23/04/2014 [noorziha]


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