Taught course


Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

To study for this masters degree course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or another recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at an equivalent level.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible masters degree is suitable for anyone interested in the roles that language plays in society across a range of personal and professional contexts. You’ll begin with the core components of linguistic study, engaging with different approaches to language and looking at how its building blocks are used to create meaning. You’ll also try various methods of language analysis. You’ll then have the choice of two specialist routes. You can explore the English language, literacy, and learning and teaching in a range of professional contexts or look at the relationship between language use and changing global technologies. You’ll complete your masters with a small-scale study of a topic relevant to your professional practices or interests.

Fees and funding

For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University