Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
This study option is available to candidates who hold a BA degree with a major in Linguistics. The Postgraduate Diploma may be taken in one year (full-time), or in more than one year (part-time).
Further information about the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) at the University of Otago is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgdiparts.html
The requirements for this PGDipArts is the same as those for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
If you already have a degree in another subject, and want to acquire a good knowledge of Linguistics, the Diploma for Graduates could be an option for you.
Further information about the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) at the University of Otago is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/dipgrad.html
Postgraduate Degrees by Research
Linguistics is recognised as a subject for the MA and PhD Degrees. The Linguistics Programme in the English Department at the University of Otago has very active research programmes in cognitive linguistics, linguistic typology, second language acquisition, language teacher development, sociocultural theory; bilingual reading, and narrative. The staff members have been making some significant contributions to these areas. Students will find the Department an ideal place in which to study and do research in what may be broadly characterised as a functional paradigm, which is polemically opposed to the generative paradigm. The members of staff have been invited to many international conferences and workshops in Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United States. They are on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and monograph series. There has recently also been some interdisciplinary research cooperation with the Information Science Department on speech recognition.
Further information about the Master of Arts (MA) at the University of Otago is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/ma.html
Further information about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Otago is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/phd.html
Further information about the application process for Linguistics MA and PhD degrees is available in the following booklet Linguistics Postgraduate Information Booklet [pdf file].
BA Honours and Postgraduate Diploma Dissertation (LING490)