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English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt

English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt

Key information

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

English Language Linguistics

Course type


Course Summary

The English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt is a Master's level degree that is largely based around your own research interests, preparing you for further research within and beyond academia. You will be fully supported by experts situated in one of the largest centres for linguistics research in Europe.

Our course is an individually tailored research Master's degree designed for graduates with a good background in linguistics and/or English language. The course contains some taught modules but mostly consists of smaller independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor. We offer supervision in the following areas:

Linguistic theory

syntactic theory and comparative syntax
phonological theory
morphophonology and morphosyntax
philosophy of language
philosophy of linguistics
architecture of the language faculty

Language variation and change

historical/diachronic linguistics
variationist/comparative linguistics
dialect syntax
corpus analysis
linguistic typology

Language evolution, acquisition, and development

first language acquisition and development
the acquisition of second language morphosyntax and phonology
evolutionary linguistics.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The Research Methods for IPhD Students module equips students with the methodological skills set as well as the analytical and critical abilities required to conduct PG level research. Moreover, it trains their written and oral presentation skills to help their professional development as PG researchers. The module is taken over semesters 1 and 2 of the first year of the IPhD programme. More specifically, the module will equip students with a wide range of tools required to carry out research in linguistics, including their chosen subfield; enable students to critically appraise published research; hone students' writing skills, with particular focus on argumentation; develop students' oral skills in presenting their own work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,327 per year. The fees stated are for 2019 entry only. We are aligning our 2020 entry tuition fees for students with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.