MA Linguistics

Course information

  • Category: Post Graduation
  • Eligibility: Eligibility 1. A pass in the graduate degree examination under the 10+2+3 or 11+1+3. 2. Candidates having a direct U.G., Degree (without +2 qualification) and candidates having a direct P.G. Degree (without U.G. Degree) are not eligible.
  • Goal:

    The study of MA Linguistics includes a wider range of performance possibilities and opportunities in the field of languages.

    MA Linguistics degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Linguistics.

    On completion of this degree, a student can apply for the NET or JRF exam; the success in these exams makes teaching or research as good options.

    The MA Linguistics degree study not only teaches the specific language but also focuses on the culture, literature, and tradition of the country of its origin.

    After completing MA (Linguistics), a student can explore the vast subject of the origin of languages and analyze the common thread connecting them. Moreover, the degree study enables the student to understand the mysteries of speech, sound, words, and sentences, which are the building blocks of a language.

    Having a degree in MA Linguistics will provide them an edge in the career which not only be beneficial for them but also to their work as well.
  • Scope:

    There is a huge scope after MA Linguistics. The top area of employments/ recruiting areas is media transcription, media organizations, corporate communication, government language department, etc. After completion of the course, the graduates can go for higher studies and do research work by taking up courses like Ph.D. and M.Phil.

MA Linguistics


MA Linguistics or Master of Arts in Linguistics is a 2-year full-time postgraduate program. Linguistics is a scientific study of human language with its nature, structure, and variation that includes a comprehensive and thorough study of core areas.

The syllabus of MA Linguistics include phonetics and phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics.

Basically, it is a study of the relationship between written and spoken languages. More clearly it is the study of language which identifies the common element connecting the languages and draws its relevance from Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, English, Computer Science, and almost every other subject.

I YEAR

Subject Code Subject Marks Total Credit
History of Linguistics 100 50
520 PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 100 50
530 MORPHOLOGY 100 50
540 SYNTAX 100 50
550 SEMANTICS 100 50

II YEAR

Subject Code Subject Marks Total Credit
610 HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS 100 50
620 LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY 100 50
630 LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 100 50
640 APPLIED LINGUISTICS 100 50
650 COMPARATIVE DRAVIDIAN(Optional) 100 50
651 STRUCTURE OF MODERN TAMIL(Optional) 100 50