Taught course

Linguistics (by Research)

Nottingham Trent University · School of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent. You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to pursue research in the field of linguistics. It comprises independent research, and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.

What you'll study

This course offers a broad range of degree topics, aligned with the specialist areas in which our academic team publish research.

Research in the following topics could be supervised:

  • clinical Linguistics;
  • language, gender and sexuality;
  • media discourse;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • discourse analysis;
  • pragmatics;
  • language and identity;
  • forensic linguistics;
  • corpus linguistics; and
  • computer-mediated communication.

You’ll join a thriving postgraduate community of researchers in Linguistics, and a unique student support structure with a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors. Recent dissertation topics have included:

  • analysis of political speeches;
  • theories around bilingualism; and
  • language variation in the East Midlands.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit our website.

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

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