2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in an English language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics related subjects.
Months of entry
This MA focuses on the description and explanation of the English language, including its structure, functions and social contexts of use. English language here refers to the study of English as an academic subject, not the practice of English.
It is designed to appeal to a wide audience (including U.K. teachers of the English Language A level). Each of the six modules, spread over two years, begins with a Saturday face-to-face session at Lancaster University and is completed in distance mode. Assessment is via coursework. The final year involves a dissertation supported by an individual supervisor.
Information for international students
IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking.
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found on our english language requirements page.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time36 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Linguistics Coordinator
- +44 (0)1524 593028