School of Linguistics & English Language
This course is for students with an undergraduate degree in any subject who want a qualification in linguistics. Students also write a research dissertation on a topic of their own choice. To help them achieve this, the programme has a compulsory module on Research Training which includes training in specific linguistic research and general social science research. This is complemented by research and transferable skills training from the University’s Graduate Training Programme. Students who have a BA in Linguistics may be exempt from compulsory modules which they have already covered as part of their first degree, or may prefer to follow one of the other MA courses offered by the School.
Students must take 180 credits in total from the lists below:
Compulsory modules: students who show evidence of already having covered the material in these modules may select alternative modules in consultation with the Programme Director.
The modules for this degree vary each year, but a wide selection is offered from various different fields of Linguistics, including modules covering key concepts as well as more applied areas.
To see the module on offer this year and look at module descriptions please click here.
2(ii) undergraduate degree normally required.
Applicants who do not speak English as their native language must pass the IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
Online applications can now be made by prospective applicants for all postgraduate taught programmes and postgraduate research programmes at the University (with the exception of the PGCE, Diploma in Occupational Therapy and DClinPsy).
We strongly recommend you read the Guidance Notes on online application before you start to apply.Apply online
Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Admissions Service.
After you have completed the form on-line, you will have to produce paper copies of a number of documents (certified where you’re unable to provide the originals), such as academic transcripts, degree certificates, confirmation of financial support, and English language test results.
The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application.This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer (e.g. in the case of overseas students, taking an IELTS or TOEFL test to meet the English Language requirement).
For further information or advice on applying for admission, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office: