new MSc in Forensic Linguistics at Bangor University (UK)

June Luchjenbroers els603 at
Mon Jul 30 12:24:51 UTC 2012

*NEW -- MSc degree in /Forensic Linguistics/ from Sept. 2012
and as a distance degree from Sept 2013.*

We are pleased to announce that the School of Linguistics &
English Language at Bangor University, in collaboration with
Dr John Olsson of the Forensic Linguistics Institute (UK) are
offering a new MSc in Forensic Linguistics from September 2012.
Students will be able to take this course either Full time or Part
time (up to three years), and all modules will also be available
in distance learning mode from September 2013.

The range of specialist modules on offer include:

-/Issues in Forensic Linguistics/
-/Authorship Attribution/
-/Text analysis/
-/Forensic Phonetics/
-/Language & the Law/

(* at least four of these six will offered each year)

These specialist modules complement obligatory and core modules
that enable students to complete a Master's level degree course in
Linguistics : /Foundations in Linguistics/, and /Linguistics Research
Methods/. All content modules carry 20 credits toward the final
degree (a max. of 120 credits is needed for the coursework component),
which is then followed by a 20,000 word, 60 credit dissertation in
Forensic Linguistics. Students will select their own original research
project in an area of their choice within the field of Forensic
Linguistics or Language and the Law, which they will carry out
under the guidance of a team of linguists, in either English or Welsh.

This state-of-the-art course will engage students in the major concepts
and concerns of Forensic Linguistics practice. At the same time
students will be coached in a range of techniques for analysing authentic
forensic language data, and will be given hands-on experience in
developing publishable results while working directly with experts in
the field. The programme aims to develop students' competence and
critical understanding of the range of phenomena dealt with in the
field of forensic linguistics (language analysis for Authorship 
violent crime prevention/detection; and understanding language
use in professional settings).

Students from all countries are encouraged to register and registrations
for 2012-13 are now open. The distance provision is with a view to
enable students globally as well as those in the UK/EEC, and those in
full-time employment or who for other reasons cannot attend classes,
scope to obtain a high-quality, internationally recognised postgraduate

Full details in all our M-level offerings, Module descriptions,
Application procedures & forms are now available on the School
website, including the all degree schemes: 


Dr June Luchjenbroers
Phone:01248 388205_
junel at


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