Research course

Analysing Language Use

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

We will consider applications with an overall grade of 2:2 and above

MRes

Months of entry

October

Course content

Compared to our MA courses, our MRes programmes offer more flexibility and fewer taught modules, as the emphasis of your course is on your dissertation and individual research assignments. You must have a draft research proposal at your application stage, and a supervisor is assigned to you to guide your choice of modules and work on your dissertation.

On this course, you gain familiarity with contemporary work in sociolinguistics and related fields such as conversation analysis, and acquire the theoretical and practical skills to pursue original research.

You cover topics including:

  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies for analysing sociolinguistic data
  • Interview, questionnaire and observation data
  • Sociocultural factors in language use
  • Variationist sociolinguistic theory

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and among the top 150 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings 2017).

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with 6 in writing

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 873473