Taught course

English Linguistics (Distance Learning)

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of English
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You would normally have a UK or internationally recognised honours degree, or its equivalent, in any relevant subject. An alternative would be an ordinary degree/teaching certificate and two to three years' teaching experience.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The MA in English Linguistics is a flexible distance-learning programme. You can work at your own pace fitting your study around work and other commitments.

The programme is well established, having been introduced in 1992, but it continues to evolve. It’s now delivered via the Moodle virtual learning environment with interactive content being developed exclusively for MA students. This programme will enable you to develop advanced analytical skills and in-depth linguistic knowledge, and to gain experience as an independent researcher.

It begins with the Language Description module, designed to give you confidence in working with the essential building blocks of linguistic analysis: grammar, morphology, and phonology. You’ll then study Data, Theory & Method, covering topics such as hypothesis testing, the role of linguistic theory, data collection, academic referencing and research ethics. There are optional modules too, covering topics such as sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, spoken discourse analysis, and the history of the English language. In choosing three of these modules you can tailor your studies to your individual interests and career aspirations. The final dissertation is a piece of original research on a topic of your choice.

One of our key strengths is that the programme is taught by leading authorities on the subjects covered. Our teaching staff are active researchers who, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, publish world-leading journal articles, chapters and books. This research feeds directly into the MA learning materials.

Information for international students

For anyone who has studied at undergraduate level in a non-English-speaking country, we also require an English Language qualification equivalent to a British Council IELTS score of 7.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
TBC

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Subject Admissions
Email
english.admissions@bcu.ac.uk