Taught course

Philosophy of Language

University of Brighton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (minimum 2:1 level), or equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as linguistics, English language, literature, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, cultural theory, teaching English as a foreign language. Applicants with a degree in another subject considered on the basis of appropriate experience in one of the above areas, or some professional experience in teaching (also teaching English as a foreign language whilst demonstrating some familiarity with linguistic analysis and metalanguage), journalism, cultural and social policy, charity and campaigning work.

Months of entry


Course content

Philosophy of Language MA is designed for students with an interest in philosophy and ways in which its principles and teachings can be applied to the study of language. The study of language has given rise to distinctive philosophical problems that have dominated research and discussion in the twentieth century.

Philosophy modules give you a thorough grounding of philosophical insights and critical reflection on the relationship between socio-political context and philosophical debate.

In philosophy of language modules you will examine the influence of philosophical theories on the analysis of language, focusing on the relationship between philosophy of language and linguistics.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

Jelena Timotijevic
+44 (0)1273 643354