Research course


Queen Mary, University of London · Linguistics
MResMA by research

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree with a significant linguistics component is required. Proof of advanced proficiency in academic English will be required for applicants where English is not a native language (IELTS 7.0, with 7.0 in writing).

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 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.

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.

Department specialisms

Sociolinguistics; Modern English Language; Theoretical Syntax; Language Typology; Language and Gender

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

MA: MRes:

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
020 7882 8332