UST AB partners with Aston University on Forensic Linguistics Master’s Program

The Faculty of Arts and Letters recently forged an academic partnership with Aston University in Birmingham, England in the United Kingdom, for a full-time Master’s degree program in forensic linguistics.

UST Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Prof. Marilu R. Madrunio, Ph.D., (inset), meets with Dr. Selena Teeling, International Relations Manager of Aston University (left), Dr. Keith Schofield, Associate Dean International (upper right) and Dr. Krzysztof Kredens, head of the MA Forensic Linguistics program (lower right).


Part of the Memorandum of Understanding is the establishment of a teaching partnership collaboration (articulation or progression) where BA English Language Studies graduates from UST who satisfy the agreed academic criteria can apply to be admitted to Aston’s full-time MA Forensic Linguistics program and receive a partnership discount in tuition fee. The MA program is for one year.
With its Aston Institute of Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) headed by Professor Tim Grant, Aston University offers a very strong program in Forensic Linguistics, which is a relatively new field of research in applied linguistics in most countries. Aston University is the fourth institution in the UK with which UST has established a partnership.


Aston University is one of the highly ranked universities in the United Kingdom. It was the recipient of the University of the Year Award by The Guardian in 2020, and the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University award by the Times Higher Education, also in 2020. Its Business School is triple-accredited (AACSB-accredited, EQUIS-accredited, AMBA-accredited), a classification given to only 73 business schools worldwide by the three leading business school accreditation associations. The Telegraph newspaper also ranked Aston among the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires.

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