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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

On this flexible programme, you will study with the UK's top department for linguistic research. You can select a pathway that suits your research and career plans. Our Linguistics MA also has a Research Practicum option, where you can take a placement with one of our staff.

  • Study in the UK's top-ranked linguistics department (RAE 2008, REF 2014)
  • Choose from four specialist pathways: Conversion, General, Specialisation in Sociolinguistics or Specialisation in Formal Linguistics
  • Research placement option
  • Bursaries of £5,000 available from the Philological Society
  • Gain an excellent grounding in research methods and skills


  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace
  • We have recently opened up world-class recording facilities in the Phonetics Lab, Acquisition Lab and The Morphemes and Meaning Lab – these facilities are available for your research
  • Access to Queen Mary's comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the superb collections at Senate House Library, University of London

Career paths

You'll be able to attend our interdisciplinary training workshops throughout the year, which will provide specialist linguistics training, as well as guidance on how to write journal articles, research ethics and knowledge transfer in general.

Our MA is linked to our accredited Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, run in partnership with King's College London, so we have excellent links if you want to pursue PhD research.

We also provide you with a superb professional network: our MA cohort form close links during and after their degree – and even after graduation, you'll still be invited to our events and networking opportunities.

Students have gone on to careers in areas such as marketing and PR in organisations such as:

  • the BBC
  • the British Council
  • the Cabinet Office
  • Google
  • the Guardian.


During this module, students (in coordination with a supervisor) will select a topic for advanced study; collect and analyze data to adequately address the chosen topic; and write a 15,000 word dissertation. Through the dissertation, students will synthesize various aspects of the knowledge they will have obtained through the degree and demonstrate their ability to conduct and present high quality original research.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a degree with a significant linguistics component.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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