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 you advanced training in formal linguistics and sociolinguistics. You will also be able 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 and or to pursue an industry partnership with one of our private or public-sector partners.

Core modules

• Trends in Linguistics Research

• Concepts and Consequences in Grammatical Theory

• Sociolinguistic Theory

• Dissertation proseminar

• Dissertation

In addition we offer a variety of option modules, including:

• Bilingualism

• Sex, Gender and Language

• Sociophonetics

• Language Policy and Language Planning

• Advanced Syntactic Theory

• Extensional Semantics

• From Morpheme to Meaning

• Formal Approaches to Variation

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
020 7882 8332