Taught course

Cognitive Linguistics

Bangor University · School of Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

2(ii) undergraduate degree normally required.

Months of entry


Course content

Cognitive Linguistics is a modern and innovative approach to the study of language and mind, and their relationship with embodied experience and culture. The MA provides a focused and comprehensive programme of graduate-level training in the core subject matter of Cognitive Linguistics, including the most important theoretical frameworks. The subject matter covered includes conceptual structure and organisation, figurative language, grammar and mind, the relationship between language, thought and culture, lexical and cognitive compositional semantics, the issue of embodiment, and contemporary methodology in Cognitive Linguistics. The MA also provides a platform for those interested in pursuing an advanced research degree such as a PhD.
Modules: The modules for this degree vary each year, but a selection will be offered including: Issues in Cognitive Linguistics, Metaphor and Thought, Language and Communication, Grammatical Systems and Change, Language Space and Time, and the Bilingual Mind. To see the module on offer this year and look at module descriptions please visit our website.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not speak English as their native language must pass the IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Eirini Sanoudaki
+44 (0)1248 388702