Taught course

English Language

University of Brighton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example linguistics, English language, English literature, philosophy, sociology or politics. Related areas such as history, cultural theory and TEFL are also acceptable.

Applicants without these backgrounds will be considered on the basis of appropriate experience in one of the above areas, or some professional experience in teaching English, demonstrating some familiarity with linguistic analysis and metalanguage.

Applicants without a good first degree may be required to provide written evidence (for example an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking masters-level study and sustained academic work.

Months of entry


Course content

The English Language MA gives you the opportunity to investigate language in its social and cultural contexts.

You will examine theoretical and analytical frameworks that explore issues of language variation, language contact, language and identity; analyse the role of language in social relationships and practices; and look at how linguistic theory can be applied to the analysis of literature and culture.

The programme equips you with high-level research skills that you can apply in your dissertation, which allows you to address an issue of particular interest with the knowledge you have gathered throughout the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01273 644644