Taught course

English Language and Linguistics

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

Entry requirements

A 2.2 degree in the following disciplines: English Language Studies, English Language and Literature, Teaching(English), Linguistics, Modern Languages.

We will accept applicants with a in an unrelated area but which contains a substantial element of education, Linguistics, Language Studies and Teaching.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Conduct an in-depth study of the grammar of English. Learn about dialectal and social variation, language change and the pragmatics of language use, and study varieties of English used around the world.

If you wish to focus specifically on the linguistics of the English language then our MA English Language and Linguistics should interest you. “Grammar” is the body of knowledge that enables a speaker to produce and understand the language(s) they speak. We study that knowledge, taking a practical approach to our research through analysis of English corpora, recordings and texts.

Our course allows you to cover a wide range of topics related to English, including:

  • Dialectal and social variation
  • Conversation analysis
  • Language change
  • Language rights
  • Pragmatics.

You also have the choice of optional topics including American languages, language and gender, multilingualism and language disorders.

We are a leading UK university for language and linguistics research (REF 2014), a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and among the top 150 Linguistics departments in the world (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.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk