Normally a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of an upper second class) in English, Linguistics or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
For those without a relevant prior qualification in linguistics or English, there is a route onto the programme involving an Introduction to Linguistics module. You will normally need a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of an upper second class) or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
International students whose native language is not English and have not completed a full degree programme taught in English, will also need to obtain:
An IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 7 in writing and minimum of 6 in speaking, listening and reading.
Duration: Part-time: 2-3 years
Start date(s): October
Distance learning available: the normal duration of part-time PG taught programmes is 3 years although up to 5 years may be possible in some circumstances and with payment of a continuation fee.
There are multiple routes of exit from the programme, allowing you to study to the level you wish and graduate with: an Aston University Certificate (with 20 credits), an Aston University Diploma (with 40 credits), a Postgraduate Certificate (with 60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (with 120 credits) or with the full MSc in Forensic Linguistics.
Intake: Approximately 10 per year
Fees for 2014/2015*:
UK/EU and Overseas: £7,900
(£2000 continuation fee per year applicable after three years on the programme)
*These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated.
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