Taught course

English Language and Linguistics

University of Winchester · Department of English and Creative Writing

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Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree in English Language/English Linguistics or cognate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Build on your undergraduate experience of English Language and Linguistics
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of research approaches within linguistics and language study

This taught postgraduate degree is comprised of two compulsory modules on research methods; these will provide you with an extensive and detailed knowledge in appropriate research approaches and practices within linguistics and language study.

In addition to these, the degree offers optional modules; these are designed to cover historical and topical areas, and current debates, so that you may apply and ground your learning to the world around you.

Optional modules include titles such as 'Varieties of English: Spread and Impact', 'Gender and Sexuality' and 'Evolution of English'. In the optional modules you will be applying the different skills, approaches and research methods gained from the compulsory modules.

After studying six modules, you will propose a dissertation topic, after approval and, under the direction of an expert supervisor, write a 20,000‐25,000 word dissertation on an agreed topic.

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

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