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Diploma in Linguistics

Africa International University, Kenya Ranked #569 in Africa


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 1,187

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

The Diploma in General Linguistics is a two-year program designed to equip students in a multilingual and multicultural world to become professional linguists. This study can be the basis for a variety of professions. 

The Diploma in General Linguistics therefore provides a good background study for a number of professions and further studies for BA, MA and PhD. It serves the needs of the wider society, i.e. schools, government, industry, health care, law, commerce, industry, media as well as the needs of the church and the Christian community.  It is designed to achieve academic proficiency as well as spiritual maturity, personal growth. It commits itself to integrate Christian values in Linguistics. 

One can take full time, evening or holiday classes.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • December 2023
  • January 2024
  • April 2024
  • Requirement is C or a Certificate in related program. 

Semester One 

DUC 110 Foundations for Life and Ministry 3hrs
DUC 112 Library Science and Information Competence 3hrs
DUC Life Skills 2
DLTC 110 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3hrs
DLTC 114 Introduction to Phonetics 3hrs
DLTC 111 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax 1 3hrs
DUC 111 Bible Interpretation and Study Methods 3hrs
Total hours 21hrs

Semester Two
DUC 121D Introduction to Computer 3hrs
DLTL 124 Ethnographic Methods 3hrs
UC 121 College English and Writing 3hrs
DLTC 125 Introduction to Phonology 3hrs
DLTC 122 Semantics 3hrs
DLTC 123 Sociolinguistics 3hrs
 Total 18hrs

Semester One
DLTC 210 Morphology and Syntax 2 3hrs
DLTL 211 Historical Linguistics 3hrs
DLTC 213 Discourse Analysis 3hrs
DLTC 214 Research Design and Methods for Linguists 3hrs
DTLC 212 Pragmatics 3hrs
Total 15hrs

Semester Two
DLTL 220 Linguistic Project 3hrs
DLTL 221 Lexicography 3hrs
DLTC 222 Introduction to statistics for Linguists 3hrs
DLTL 223 Leadership for Linguists 3hrs
DLTL 222 African Language Structure 3hrs
Total 15hrs

KES 32000 per semester

 Total fees KES 128000

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