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Language and Linguistics MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistics Language Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme offers you advanced knowledge in Language and Linguistics and it is suitable for those pursuing a career in which language awareness and specific language use are important elements. The programme combines a balanced selection of both theoretical and applied topics. Central areas of modern sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics are covered and various research methadologies are introduced. You will also receive extensive practical training in techniques used in linguistic analysis and are equipped with the skills required for original research, progression in language teaching and/or detailed language analysis in specific contexts. The programme draws mainly on the English language but is applicable to a variety of language settings. Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. Four modules are assessed by a 5,000-word essay or equivalent, and the final (double-weighted) module by a dissertation of 15,000 words. This course can take you: Teaching English language in primary or secondary education; Teaching English as an international language; Marketing and Communications; Media and Journalism; Editing and Publishing; Law; Speech and Language Therapy; Further PG research/PhD.

Different course options

Full time | Bishop Otter Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Linguistic Research and Applications
Language and Mind
Approaches and Theories in Linguistics
Language and Society

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Alumni Discount 15%

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

Students need to hold the equivalent of a good honours degree (2.1 or above) from a recognised university and students who have completed a 'top-up' degree at a UK university. And also accepting HND level qualifications if students have: relevant and substantial professional work experience and/or qualifications; completed a recognised pre-masters or graduate diploma in a relevant subject.