Research course


Bangor University · School of Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Linguistics, Modern Languages, Translation, Psychology, English Language/Literature, English Education/English Language education).

Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Bangor University’s Masters in Linguistics course is for students with an undergraduate degree in any subject who want a qualification in linguistics. Students who have a BA in Linguistics may be exempt from compulsory modules which they have already covered as part of their first degree, or may prefer to follow one of the other MA courses offered by the School.

We are an accessible, friendly Department whose staff who are passionate about passing on their expertise and subject knowledge and committed to delivering the highest quality learning experience for our students. Our research informs our teaching provision at all levels, with our students benefitting from enthusiastic staff at the cutting-edge of academic enquiry and developments. Our staff is committed to providing an excellent student experience with strong personalized student support throughout the duration of your MA in Linguistics studies.

Following taught components students on this degree will complete an independent research-based Masters level dissertation project. The staff in our Department provide excellent personalized supervision and academic support for dissertations on wide range of language acquisition and development topics using applied, theoretical, experimental, corpus-based or ethnographic methodological frameworks. These include are not limited to:

  • psycholinguistics
  • child language acquisition
  • 2nd language acquisition
  • discourse analysis
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • SLA and language teaching
  • corpus linguistics
  • language and communication
  • phonetics & phonology
  • morphosyntax
  • semantics and pragmatics
  • historical linguistics
  • language variation and change
  • language and communication
  • bilingualism and multilingualism
  • language disorders
  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis (CoDA)
  • Welsh linguistics and language technologies / natural language processing (NLP)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Eirini Sanoudaki
01248 351151