Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · Languages, Linguistics and Film

Entry requirements

We require a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant language, comparative literature or another humanities-related subject for admission to our taught masters programmes. A recognised equivalent from an accredited international institution or an equivalent professional qualification is also accepted. Applications from mature and non-traditional students are welcomed and will be reviewed by an academic selector.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to offer comprehensive training in the core subject areas of linguistics, while also offering you the flexibility to focus on formal linguistics, sociolinguistics or the exciting and emerging experimental links between them. Classes are taught by world-leading researchers, providing you with an advanced understanding of methods and concepts across linguistics, from cutting-edge theory to practical research work.

This degree also offers you the opportunity to gain practical experience in both conducting and applying linguistics research. In addition to your dissertation, you will have the option to work as a Research Assistant on one of the department's ongoing research projects or to pursue an industry partnership with one of our private or public sector partners. We have been highly successful in working with the British Library in the past.

You will work with an academic advisor to tailor a programme of study that corresponds to your experience and research interests. We strongly encourage cross-disciplinary interaction and welcome students with diverse interests. You can aim for a cross-disciplinary programme or choose to specialise in formal linguistics or in sociolinguistics. New speech recording facilities in the Phonetics Lab will enhance your overall experience on the degree.

This programme will:

  • Allow you to develop the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills relevant to careers in linguistics, including PhD study
  • Give you the opportunity to do practical research based work experience in linguistics
  • Provide you with a broad experience of linguistic, sociolinguistic and experimental data, using London's cultural and linguistic environment as a resource

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2017 entry

Full time £8,200

Tuition fees for International students

2017 entry

Full time £14,850


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
020 7882 8332