Taught course

Linguistics and English Language

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second-class UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. Candidates with a lower second-class degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are however encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Attracting students from all over the world, this versatile interdisciplinary masters aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the basis of language and linguistics, enabling you to develop a valuable insight into the relationship between language, culture and society.

The course emphasises the practical application of linguistic theories to the wider social context and aims to enhance your analytical and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of language in use. Academics who teach on the course are actively involved in current research, and they bring this experience to the classroom, using it to inform their teaching and ensuring up-to-date, relevant content on all the course units. You will also be supported throughout your studies by our excellent network of student support services, enabling the opportunity for you to achieve your full potential.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain the ability to communicate inter-culturally and across various social groups.
  • Develop the capacity for community involvement and social responsibility.
  • Discover the ideological and power positions embedded and coded in language use.
  • Benefit from undertaking an in-depth critical analysis of current social data from various social contexts such as the media, institutions and private spheres.
  • Learn data collection and analysis techniques, using appropriate packages where necessary (such as statistical packages and corpus tools).
  • Develops valuable employability skills, including communication skills, with the ability to construct, justify and manage an argument; team working skills; and the ability to solve problems.
  • We use multiple assessment methods (e.g. posters, oral presentations, reports) to prepare you for both the working world and further research.
  • Extra support for academic writing available to all students through The Writing Project and also specifically for International students through Coaching for Academic English.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit: www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
International students
For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/


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

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969