Why did you choose to study at Aston University?

I chose Aston [University] for my MA in Forensic Linguistics because I had a keen interest in forensic linguistics since my foundation year at another university, and wanted to dedicate more time to it.

There was also an option to do the course via distance learning, which was more convenient for me and allowed me to experience Aston [University] from my home in Newcastle!"

Eden Palmer MA Forensic Linguistics graduate




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What did you enjoy most about your course?

I enjoyed the variety of content covered in the short duration of the course, and I also appreciated that we had some flexibility with our assessment topics. Learning about the fundamentals of forensic linguistics practice (e.g., how language can be used as evidence, how we can make legal texts more accessible) alongside key linguistic approaches such as corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, was fascinating and extremely helpful to develop my research skills.

The standard of teaching was excellent and I felt supported throughout my MA, which is why I'm still here pursuing my PhD with AIFL


What would you say to someone thinking of studying Forensic Linguistics at Aston University?

I would say go for it! The community of researchers and students in the [Aston] Institute [for Forensic Linguistics] is supportive and friendly, and the course itself is engaging, fascinating, and varied.

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