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Uk uni for linguistics /applied linguistics Master programme Watch

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    Hi everyone, I am to apply for a linguistics or applied linguistics course in UK... I am from Iraq with zero experience about uk unis, would you please share your knowledge with me? And is 30£k enough for a one year master
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    I'm reasonably certain that will cover tuition costs, and possibly also accommodation costs.

    You may want to try searching findamasters.com, which primarily indexes UK degree programmes (it also comes up with a handful of EU, US, and Australian programmes, but if you don't want to consider those it's fairly easy to filter them).

    Which course would be best depends on your particular area of interest. Using the prototypical examples of Oxford and Cambridge, Oxford has the MSt or MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, which as the name suggests has a good broad approach to linguistics, as well as the possibility of specialising in historical linguistics (philology) of classical languages, drawing on the strengths of it's pre-eminent Classics department. Cambridge on the other hand, while also offering similar options in general linguistics, and some in historical linguistics, has a much greater number of options in computational linguistics and psycholinguistics, reflecting the strengths of it's Psychology and Computer Science departments.

    There are of course many others - if for example you're interested in the linguistics of Middle Eastern, African, or Asian languages, SOAS may be worth considering (as well as Oxford or Cambridge still as a possibility). UCL has somewhat similar strengths as Cambridge, as it's linguistics department has good ties to it's various psychological/behavioural/cognitive science departments. These are just a handful of examples as well
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    Thank you very much for your kind response, I am actually considering both OxBridge.. Tuition fee for Oxford is 20k.. So I would be left with 10k. I am actually more interested in sociolinguistics as my supervisor suggested me that. My other options are ( Manchester, Edinburgh, and Glasgow) Glasgow offering a range of choices. My main question is that which university is less complicated, I have the ambition and I work verrrrry hard for that, and for the thesis, I would get a help of one of our professors, who is actually the head of our department so I would do fine, but how about the seminars :3
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