Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a humanities subject. Relevant subjects would include English Literature and English Language. Other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Film, Media, Journalism, communication Studies or Cultural Studies. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
Months of entry
The MA in English Language programme will provide an opportunity for students to specialise in English language through engaging with the most up-to-date research in the area. Taught by academics actively engaged in research in their fields the programme will particularly focus on sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language.
Students will be provided with hands-on training in various methodologies in studying English Language and Linguistics. They will also develop expertise in language variation and change both from synchronic and diachronic perspectives, language issues in multilingual societies, and wider issues relating to the global spread of the English language. A careful balance between theoretical and methodological inputs and their applications in actual linguistic analyses ensures that students experience a well-rounded approach to the study of language.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UK Student Recruitment
- +44 (0) 151 291 3111