Taught course


University of Huddersfield · Department of History, English, Languages and Media

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

A degree in English Language, English Literature, Linguistics or a cognate subject (e.g. Psychology), with a classification of 2.1 or above. Otherwise strong candidates who lack rudimentary knowledge of basic descriptive linguistics will be assisted in acquiring the knowledge and skills they need

Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Where necessary applicants will be expected to demonstrate their spoken and written English language skills by achieving a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to provide you with a high level education in Stylistics, taught by a strong team of leading scholars in the field.

It covers a range of topics based on staff expertise, including critical, cognitive, corpus and experimental stylistics. You will be given the chance to engage with cutting-edge research in your area, as well as to develop skills in common methodologies for stylistic analysis, such as corpus linguistics.

All of the modules on this course are taught by a new ‘block delivery’ method which allows you to come to Huddersfield for intensive teaching three times a year and spend the remaining weeks elsewhere if it suits your work/life situation. But if you wish to participate in the life of Linguistics at Huddersfield all year round there are many activities you can get involved with between the intensive weeks of teaching.

Your studies are led by experts who are renowned nationally and internationally for their excellence in teaching and research. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, 20% of our overall submission was said to be 'world leading' and 53% to be internationally excellent'. (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

We have a vibrant research community of both national and international students. We regularly host conferences which reflect the research interests of our academic staff, and research seminars by our own students, staff and visiting guest speakers. We also organise our own Postgraduate Conference.

For more information about our research areas of interest visit our Linguistics and Modern Languages research pages

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pagesfor part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations120
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60 (10,000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions (A365/A496)
+44 (0) 1484 472375