Taught course

English Language and Literary Studies

Institution
Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects; some background in literature is also needed.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.

You will be required to take at least two English Language modules and two Literary Studies modules, which can be selected out of the module choices offered by the two departments. You will also have to complete a research methodology module from either the Department of Linguistics and English Language or the Department of English and Creative Writing, which provides an essential grounding in the research skills you will be using in the programme.

Each department has particular areas of expertise. The Department of Linguistics and English Language has research groups in corpus studies, discourse studies, language testing, literacy studies, and second language learning and teaching. The Department of English and Creative Writing specialises in Gothic-, medieval- and 21st century literature, literature and religion, writing poetry and fiction, and writing for the stage and screen. The opportunities for learning extend far beyond the classroom, and past students tell us that the opportunity to participate in the various activities of these research centres and groups is one of the most valuable aspects of studying on this programme.

This programme requires you to complete a 12,500-word dissertation relating to any area of English language or literary studies that we teach. Working on your dissertation will help you develop valuable research and transferrable skills regardless of whether you consider continuing to doctoral studies or progress in your chosen career.

Information for international students

IELTS: 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

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Linguistics Coordinator
Email
postgraduatelinguistics@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592099