This programme aims to investigate the use of spoken, written or multimodal forms of communication; relationships between elements within a language; or relationships between language, agency and social contexts. Research in this field employs various approaches, such as linguistic and critical linguistic approaches, critical discourse analysis, genre study and ethnomethodology.
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.
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
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.
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:: 22/04/2014 [noorziha]
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,