This programme examines the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity, and equips students with:
- An advanced knowledge of major approaches to linguistic aspects of culture and the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity.
- An understanding of language use in urban multi-cultural contexts in a globalised world, and of how personal and socio-cultural identities such as gender, age and ethnicity are shaped, both institutionally and at a local level of everyday social interaction.
- An ability to critically analyse and evaluate issues of cultural diversity and intercultural communication.
- Research skills and knowledge relevant to further study in empirical and applied linguistics.
Modules will be selected from those available to construct a coherent programme of study.
King's College London
Linguistic Diversity; Discourse, Text, Interaction and Identity; Teaching and Diversity
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand and Waterloo campuses.
Doctoral research, language-related professions, eg teaching, translation and interpreting, journalism, publishing and international relations.
Year of entry 2013