Taught course

English Language and Linguistics

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MLittPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A good upper second class or better single or combined Honours degree in a relevant subject or subjects from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a university overseas. Applicants with other qualifications or other appropriate experience may be admitted on the recommendation of the Course Director.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society.

We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics.

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Course Objectives

Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas.

They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data, and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest.

They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s), and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating, and delivering oral and written presentations.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4000
International students
£10900

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Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
27 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
9 months
full time
3 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Bethan Benwell
Email
b.m.benwell@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467976