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MLangLanguage Learning (Integrated Masters in Languages)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

A distinctive part of the MLang programmes is your language learning which is complemented by modules in linguistics. Linguistics describes an approach to the study of language which involves detailed, principled (sometimes termed ‘scientific’) analysis. The scope of linguistics is broad and varied, accommodating many different facets of language structure, language use, language change, language acquisition, and language teaching. In linguistics modules you will have the opportunity to explore many of these subfields of linguistics, from the ‘nuts and bolts’ of language (such as the articulations of the mouth involved in speech, and the principles underlying the structure of sentences), to how its properties are acquired as a first language and as a second language; from how language varies according to its speakers, to the social contexts in which discourse is embedded. Linguistics module options that are specific to French, German and Spanish are also available, which are likely to be of interest depending on your two languages of study.
A background in linguistics can provide clear benefits to students of modern languages in terms of language learning, and a large proportion of students across Modern Languages take some modules in linguistics. You will be equipped with the ‘tools’ required for linguistic analysis, helping you to reflect on and examine in detail the languages you are studying, as well as offering you a new awareness and understanding of how language works, both within the mind and within its social context.

Programme structure

Years one and two
The MLang Language Learning in years one and two is broadly the same as the corresponding undergraduate programme but in your second year you are also required to take a module entitled “Languages for Academic Study” which is designed to prepare you for studies at the partner university during the year abroad.


Year three – the year abroad
You will select from a range of relevant modules at the partner university and you will take an assessed language module for each language as well as taking two other online modules from Southampton (research skills and one language related content module). Students studying two languages are strongly advised to take up a three month work or study placement in a second country either prior to or following the year abroad. Modules taken at the partner university and online modules from Southampton will all contribute to the final degree classification and marks awarded by the partner university will be translated in accordance with Humanities guidelines.


Preparation and support
You will be carefully prepared both for the year abroad and for higher levels of study. We have well established procedures for supporting you as you prepare for the year abroad and you will receive risk assessment training and will be assigned an academic advisor who will support you in your studies both at Southampton and abroad.

Year 4 – the Masters year
In your final year back in Southampton you will choose modules from Modern Languages Masters programmes and will complete research in an area related to your programme in which you have developed an interest. This will be supervised by a member of academic staff with the relevant research interest. You will write your Masters dissertation in the summer at the end of your fourth year. As an MLang student you are expected to participate in the Humanities research community through Graduate School events and ML research seminars.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules.

A year abroad can also give you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Your specialities in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.
By successfully completing the MLang you will be in a strong position for future PhD study and an academic career.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States