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Degree

Master of Arts - Linguistics (Thesis)

master

Degree

Master of Arts - Linguistics (Thesis)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $19,154 CAD

  • Application fee

    $126 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    3.5 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 10-December-2021 2021-12-10
Fall-September 10-December-2022 2022-12-10

Overview

Master of Arts - Linguistics

The aim of McGill's Linguistics graduate program is to train independent researchers to work in the diverse areas of Linguistics using a range of methods. 

They have specific expertise and strength in:

  • phonetics
  • phonology
  • morphology
  • syntax
  • semantics
  • pragmatics
  • prosody
  • language acquisition
  • computational/quantitative linguistics
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • variation and change
  • linguistic fieldwork and documentation
  • experimental methods

Students have access to a rich research landscape in cognitive science; for example, many members of the Department are associated with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) or Mila - Quebec AI Institute. 

The Department has several labs for conducting research, including rooms for elicitation, running experiments including in sound booths and with an eye-tracker, and accessing high-performance computing infrastructure. 

Members of the Department also have access to other facilities through the CRBLM.

McGill normally funds all full-time graduate students who maintain strong academic records; The funding package covers living expenses, tuition, and fees. 

M.A. students are funded for one year and eight months, and Ph.D. students for five years.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$25,813

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,912
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,659
Tuition 1 person $19,154

Hourly wage

Min wage

14.25 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Research Statement
  • Writing Sample

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

TOEFL

93
22
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22
writing
22
speaking
22
reading

PTE

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Cambridge

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Academic background and requirement

  • A B.A. with a specialization in linguistics.
  • CGPA of at least 3.5 (on 4).
  • Strong candidates who do not satisfy all requirements may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.

Career opportunities

  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Public relations officer
  • Proofreader
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Translator
  • Linguistics professor
  • Technical writer
  • Language teacher
  • Literacy adviser
  • University lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Cultural adviser
  • Immigrations officer
  • Writer/editor

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