Taught course

Language and Communication Research

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with degrees related to linguistics, language and communication. A First or Upper Second class UK honours degree, or equivalent is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Language and Communication Research is a full-time modular programme with modules taught over two semesters (comprising Stage 1), followed by a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words (Stage 2) between May and September. Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years.

Course Aims

Offers knowledge and expertise to prepare for research in linguistics and language and communication, as a PhD researcher, or in professional or commercial spheres.

Special Features

  • The Centre for Language and Communication Research has a well established reputation in a broad range of teaching and research areas, including sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodality, forensic linguistics, systemic functional grammar, phonology, and lexical studies.
  • The full-time programme carries Advanced Course Recognition from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) as a postgraduate research training scheme.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p174.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall.

Fees and funding

This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

ENCAP Postgraduate Office, Timothy Collins
+44 (0)29 2087 4722