School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

About the Department of Linguistics

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The Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary is situated in the East End of London, a historic hub of linguistic and cultural diversity, deriving from centuries of migration into the city.

The Department was ranked first in the UK for research in the last research assessment exercise (REF2014), and received an overall satisfaction rating of 92% in the National Student Survey 2017.

At undergraduate level we offer one of the most comprehensive programmes in London for the study of English Language and the study of Linguistics. We also offer a wide range of combined degrees. We arrange several bespoke career events every year for our undergraduate students, including guidance on work placement during their studies and help with preparing for a range of career options at the end of their degree.

At postgraduate level we offer an MA in Linguistics, MRes training as part of an integrated Doctoral Centre, and a thriving PhD programme. Our community of postgraduate students are part of a highly active research culture, with reading groups, visiting lectures, and workshops that take place every week and are open to all. The Department houses state-of-the-art research facilities: a Phonetics lab, a Language Acquisition lab, and a Postgraduate Research Centre. Our Alumni pages offer an overview of recently completed PhD research.

The Department engages extensively with local East London communities, with the media, and the wider public through initiatives such as Multilingual Capital and English Language Teaching Resources. We welcome student involvement in all of these initiatives, and encourage students to explore the extraordinary linguistic and cultural diversity of London in their studies, as we do in our own research.