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. 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

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Linguistics and English Studies is an interdisciplinary degree which blends topics and approaches from MA English Studies and MA Linguistics and English Language, allowing you to develop your skills and interests across intersections between linguistics, society, film, literature and television.

You’ll have a choice of units across, and be taught by academics from, both MA Linguistics and English Language and MA English Studies. You’ll be offered a flexible course of study with two pathways available, providing you with the freedom to choose a course of study that closely matches your interests.

You’ll be taught by research active staff, many of whom are internationally recognised for their academic expertise. Research specialisms that inform what you’ll be taught on this course are as diverse as multimodal language teaching, the linguistic discourse of health, and Gothic literature and TV.

Features and Benefits

  • Appreciation of the inherent variation within language and the concept of language change over time.
  • Develop an understanding of how language is used across different social groups, improving your ability to communicate effectively.
  • Enables the discovery of ideological and power positions embedded and coded in language use.
  • Emphasises in-depth critical analysis of current social data from various social contexts.
  • Develop techniques for the collection and analysis of data, using appropriate packages where necessary (such as statistical packages and corpus tools).
  • 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.
  • The Writing Project provides extra support for academic writing, with specific support 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
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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