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Masters of Arts (Linguistics, Media & Communication)

MASTERS OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

The Department of Linguistics and Foreign Languages offers a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication by both coursework and research.
Objectives of the programme
  1. The programme aims at training scholars by giving them a good grasp of the principles and methods in Linguistics media and communication.
  2. To expose graduates to current issues and research in linguistics, media and Communication. Thus the programme prepares students for independent study and research.

Admission Requirements
The programme is open to students with at least an upper second-class honors degree from Moi University or a university recognized by the Moi University Senate. In addition, candidates to the programme must have taken Linguistics, Media and Communication, or relevant communication studies at undergraduate level. Applicants with a lower second class honours and relevant field experience may also be considered.Duration
The programme extends over a period of two academic years for full-time students and is divided into four semesters as follows:
  • First semester: course work and  research seminars
  • Second semester: course work and proposal writing   
  • Third semester: data collection and analysis; first draft of thesis
  • Fourth semester: course work and completion of thesis writing
Programme Structure
To qualify for the award of a Master of Arts degree in linguistics, Media and communication a student must take and
pass 5 core courses and 3 elective courses. The student must also, during the third semester, carry out research on a topic
approved by the department and submit her/his thesis at least a month before the end of the programme. In total, a candidate MUST obtain a minimum of 46 units to graduate.

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 801

General Research Methods (Required)

3

LMC 810

Media and Urbanisation (Core)

3

LMC 811

Strategic Corporate Communication (Core)

3

LMC 812

Information and Systems Management (Core)

3

Any 1 of the following electives

3

LMC 813

Contemporary Media Ethics

3

LMC 814

Social Web Media

3

LIN 813

Sociolinguistics

LIN 810

General Linguistics

3

LIN 811

Morphology and Syntax

3

LIN 816

Study of Discourse and Pragmatics

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

LMC 895

Research & Writing in Media & Communications (Core)

3

LMC 820

Language in Advertising and Sales Promotion (Core)

3

LIN 896

Research Seminars (Core)

2

LIN 897

Research Proposal (Core)

2

Any 1 of the following electives

LMC 821

Risk and Disaster Communication

3

LMC 822

Advanced Video Production

3

LIN 826

Language and Identity

3

LIN 820

Semantics and Semiotics

3


Third Semester

Code Title Units
LIN 898   Field Research (Data Collection and Analysis) (Core)   9

Fourth Semester

Code

Title

Units

LIN 898

Field Research (Data Collection and Analysis) (Core)

9

Any 1 of the following electives

3

LMC 840

Organisational communication & Public Relation 3

3

LIN 840

Linguistic Stylistics 3

3

LIN 841

Contact Linguistics 3

3

LIN 842

Cognitive Foundations of Language 3

3


Duration

The programme extends over a period of two academic years for full-time students and is divided into four semesters as follows:

First semester: course work and  research seminars

Second semester: course work and proposal writing      

Third semester: data collection and analysis; first draft of thesis

Fourth semester: course work and completion of thesis writing


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