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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Programme description

This programme gives you all of the intellectual and practical skills to engage in linguistics research, either by itself, or as part of cross-disciplinary research.

We offer a strong focus on theoretical understanding, drawing on the expertise of the department which is particularly strong in theory development.

Additionally, you will acquire the necessary empirical skills to complement your theoretical understanding.

Who this programme is for

This programme is best suited to applicants whose academic background is in: linguistics; English language; philology; cognitive science. It is also suitable for applicants from other academic backgrounds looking for a conversion course that will provide an intensive foundation in linguistics.

This programme is not suitable for applicants wishing to pursue supplementary training in the areas of translation studies or teaching English as a foreign language.

Career opportunities

This MSc can lead to a variety of career options depending upon your chosen focus.


An introduction to generative syntax. Includes study of major syntactic phenomena of English; some comparison also with other languages; and instruction and practice in analysis and argumentation.

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, English language, cognitive science or psychology.