Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Previous undergraduate degree in linguistics or a closely related subject. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, please submit a research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers students the opportunity to focus in detail on a chosen area of the subject, while still being able to take some taught courses.

The main part of the programme will involve writing a dissertation, and it is recommended that candidates should have an idea of their chosen topic or area before applying. Students are given support in developing this topic during the year by an appointed supervisor and by dedicated training in research methodology.

Courses are offered from the wide range of subjects taught at Masters level within Linguistics & English Language.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PPLS Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 131 651 5002