Taught course

Linguistic Studies

University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers you postgraduate-level training in linguistics with a wide choice of modules from which to put together a programme suited to your individual needs. You may take MA Linguistics Studies as our other courses but also on a credit accumulation basis over a period of up to five years, and may choose any of our modules. This course is particularly appropriate if you need to study on a part-time basis and wish to fit your course choices in with your existing commitments.

Our Department of Language and Linguistics offers an outstanding teaching and research environment. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), we were rated as producing the highest proportion of world-leading linguistics research of any university in the UK and we were ranked ninth in the UK in the 2012 National Student Survey.

Our students are taught, supported and supervised by staff with an international reputation for being at the forefront of research in a wide range of areas. This means we provide an active and stimulating environment for your studies. We have a strong research group culture and run a weekly Departmental Seminar, which regularly features eminent outside speakers

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 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, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
9-12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (16000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719