Taught course

English Language and Literary Studies

Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


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.

It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.


· Bilingualism

· Corpus Linguistics

· Critical Discourse Analysis

· English Grammar: a Cognitive Approach

· Forensic Linguistics

· Introduction to Discourse Studies (prerequisite for Critical Discourse Analysis)

· Language, Literacies and Digital Communication

· Learning and Teaching in Digitally Mediated Spaces

· Pragmatics

· Sociolinguistics

· Plus Literary Studies modules

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

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16,120 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (12500 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593028