Taught course

Linguistics and English Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in English, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Linguistics and English Studies is designed to cater to students with interests across linguistics, literature and film, and makes use of structures, staff and units from MA Linguistics and English Language and MA English Studies. The majority of the staff have internationally recognised academic expertise in their specialist areas. There are two paths through the course, both with elements of internal choice, offering students considerable freedom in choosing a path which matches their interests.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Fereshte Goshtasbpour is the subject advisor for the MA Languages programme. A successful graduate, she has subject-specific insight into the requirements of students and offers a range of workshops tailored precisely to the programme.
  • Distinct interdisciplinary ethos.
  • Helps you to develop valuable employability skills.
  • Training for further research and PhD study.
  • The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies was launched in 2013 to capitalise on the expertise of a high number of internationally renowned Gothic scholars housed in the Department of English. Founding Centre Head, Linnie Blake along with Xavier Aldana Reyes and Sorcha Ni Fhlainn form the Centre’s core members.
  • Key skills developed include:

    • Ability to communicate inter-culturally and across various social groups
    • Development of capacity for community involvement and social responsibility
    • Ability to unveil ideological and power positions embedded and coded in language use
    • Ability to explore notions of correctness and attitudes towards language use
    • Appreciation of the inherent variation within language and the concept of language change over time
    • Understanding how language is used across different social groups and development of skills for successful communication across such sectors
    • Emphasis on in-depth critical analysis of current social data from various social contexts such as media, institutions, private sphere, etc.
    • Development of techniques for collection of data and analysis using appropriate packages where necessary (such as statistical packages, corpus tools, etc.).

    Other transferable skills include:

    • Ability to construct, justify and manage an argument
    • Working as a team to achieve common goals
    • Using initiative and working independently
    • Ability to recognise and solve problems
    • Self-management with the ability to carry out personal reflection
    • Time-management and organisation skills
    • Extra support for academic writing available to all students through The Writing Project and also specifically for International students through Coaching for Academic English.

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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
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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