Research course

English Language and/or Linguistics

Institution
Newcastle University · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt is a Master's level degree that is largely based around your own research interests, preparing you for further research within and beyond academia. You will be fully supported by experts situated in one of the largest centres for linguistics research in Europe.
Our course is an individually tailored research Master's degree designed for graduates with a good background in linguistics and/or English language. The course contains some taught modules but mostly consists of smaller independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor. We offer supervision in the following areas:
  • Linguistic theory
  • Language variation and change
  • Language evolution, acquisition, and development

Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS)

The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe, so you have a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of methodologies and exposure to diverse theoretical perspectives to enrich your own research. We have a wide range of research supervisors you can work with.

We offer subject-specific research training, including specialised practical workshops on statistical packages and software used in corpus linguistic methodologies. This specific training complements the research training programme you will be part of as a postgraduate research student.

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Department specialisms

Syntactic theory and comparative syntax; phonological theory; morphophonology and morphosyntax; philosophy of language; philosophy of linguistics; architecture of the language faculty; historical/diachronic linguistics; variationist/comparative linguistics; sociolinguistics; grammaticalization; dialect syntax; corpus analysis; linguistic typology; first language acquisition and development; the acquisition of second language morphosyntax and phonology; evolutionary linguistics

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Sherelle Coulson, Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Email
pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7199