About the courseThis programme is designed for students of linguistics and aims to improve students’ linguistic skills and understanding such that they can apply them to forensic texts and contexts. There is a strong ethos throughout this programme that forensic linguistics is an application of linguistics and thus students study and improve their knowledge and abilities in the linguistic analysis of spoken and written language. Alongside the linguistics modules students then learn about the legal and forensic contexts and how linguists have developed understandings and critiques of the language of the law and how linguists analyse language to provide evidence in a variety of legal contexts. To complete the programme students complete a short practical project or placement and then research for a dissertation.
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AboutAston University was founded in 1895. It is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. The university mission is to deliver and maintain a sustainable campus that enhances the student experience. Its charter outlines objectives appropriate to a technological university to advance, disseminate and apply learning and knowledge by teaching and research, for the benefit of industry and commerce and of the community generally and to enable students to obtain the advantage of a university education. Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University - a safe and friendly environment enjoyed by a global, multicultural community.
At the university, it offers a wide range of high quality, innovative courses to inspire and challenge the students. Whether the students are planning to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, there are only a few steps to take. Its courses are designed to meet the needs of the real world and prepare students for a rewarding career. The Aston University campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the Centre of Birmingham, within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city. It will always be a welcoming, safe place to live and study and it is committed to ensuring that the campus remains open to students from across the world.
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