Taught course

English Language and English Linguistics

University of Glasgow · School of Critical Studies

Entry requirements

We normally expect applicants to have obtained a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above).

Please include a 200-word statement on why you wish to take the MSc in English Language and Linguistics; a sample of your own written work (approx. 2,000 words). This can be from a previous degree you have completed. You are required to submit material that is entirely your own original work, except where clearly indicated. We also require at least one academic reference.

For further information regarding academic entry requirements please contact us by e-mail.

Months of entry


Course content

You will combine advanced study in historical and/or modern aspects of English language and English linguistics. This programme provides career opportunities in research, teaching, publishing and lexicography among others. It is a research training Masters in line with Arts & Humanities Research Council practice. The Modern Only route is an accredited part of the training programme of the Economic & Social Research Council Scottish Doctoral Training Centre.

  • You will have access to Glasgow’s Special Collections, which has a large collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts and early printed books.
  • You will also have access to professional standard equipment for the analysis of speech data in the University’s Phonetics Lab.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

You will combine advanced study in historical and modern aspects of English language and English linguistics.

Course contact details

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