School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

MA in Linguistics

The MA in Linguistics builds on the department's top-ranking research performance and a thriving undergraduate programme. We accept applications throughout the year until the end of August, for a September start of the same calendar year.

MA students 2018 The MA in Linguistics offers advanced training in core areas of linguistics. The programme structure permits optional specialisation in the areas of formal linguistics or sociolinguistics, but also supports interdisciplinary interests. The degree additionally offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in conducting and applying linguistics research.

In addition to their dissertations, students can take our unique Research Practicum option, in which they undertake a research partnership either with a member of staff on an ongoing research project or with one of our private or public sector partners (in past years these have included the British Library, the British Museum, and the BBC Pronunciation Unit). We also work closely with the award-winning Careers and Enterprise Office to provide career support and guidance as students progress through their degree.

There was a good mix of academic instruction as well as hands on experience which included fieldwork and learning new research and analytic methods, and I feel that through this I was able to acquire useful long-term skills and experience.
Kyle Helke, 2012


For details of entry requirements, funding options, and how to apply, please visit: MA Linguistics

For details of the structure of the programme, see modules.

Further information

Dr Hazel Pearson
MA Convenor in Linguistics
Tel: +44 (0)207 882 6637