Taught course


Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

To study for this postgraduate diploma 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

The Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics explores the fundamental roles language plays across diverse personal and professional settings. You’ll start by examining the core components underpinning linguistic study, engaging with various theoretical approaches to language and exploring how its building blocks are employed to construct meaning. You’ll also gain experience in applying different methodologies for language analysis before choosing one of two specialist routes. In the Applied Linguistics route, you’ll explore the English language and linguistics in relation to a variety of professional contexts or focus on the intricate relationship between language usage and rapidly evolving global technologies with the Artificial Intelligence route. On completion, you can use your diploma as a pathway to the MA in Linguistics.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University
0300 303 5303