Taught course

English Language and Linguistics

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in linguistics, English language and/or literature, or a modern language.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You’ll study the sociocultural, historical and structural complexities of the English language with the option to study other modern languages as well.

There are four flexible pathways available. You can follow one exclusively or combine different areas of study.

  • The Literary Linguistics pathway examines a range of approaches including cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and narratology.
  • Social and Historical Approaches investigates complex real-world language problems in different social and historical contexts.
  • Structural and Theoretical Linguistics explores the foundational mental structures and processes underlying language.
  • Modern Languages (co-run with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures) offers the opportunity to study similar aspects of Slavic, Germanic and/or Romance languages.

As your understanding of theory develops, you’ll learn how to analyse language and how to carry out research projects. If you choose a work placement, you might also develop skills in marketing, archiving, teaching or publishing.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
english.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0220