A 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
This course provides you with a formal and empirical grounding in all core areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. We review and evaluate the major theoretical approaches in these disciplines. Our optional modules are in the related fields of descriptive linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.
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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||50|
|Dissertation||50 (16000 words)|
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1206 872719