Taught course

Discourse Studies

Institution
Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MA is an innovative programme specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies by drawing on both linguistic and social theory. The MA enables you to explore discourse in areas such as politics, law, business, media and health, whilst developing skills in a range of analytical methods. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Modules

Core modules:

· Introduction to Discourse Studies

· Critical Discourse Analysis

· Pragmatics

· Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language

· Dissertation

Optional modules:

· Bilingualism

· Cognitive Linguistics

· Corpus Linguistics

· English Grammar: a Cognitive Approach

· Forensic Linguistics

· Literacies and Digital Communications

· Stylistics

Information for international students

6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7250 per year
International students
£15,500 per year

www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
postgraduatelinguistics@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593028