Taught course


University of York · Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Entry requirements

2.1 or equivalent, in a degree with relevant Linguistics background

Months of entry


Course content

Linguistics today is a centrepiece of cognitive science. Study with us and uncover the science behind language, that which differentiates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.

At York, you'll be taught by expert staff who are active researchers in their fields, meaning you'll be kept up to date with the latest research methods and techniques. You'll build on your existing linguistics knowledge and gain in-depth knowledge of different areas of linguistics but, crucially, how they interface, cross-fertilise and inform one another. You'll learn how properties of sound, structure and society are needed in order to understand a range of phenomena, and how meaning, modality and morphology connect to give an account of communicative acts.
You can tailor your course to your interests and deepen your existing knowledge and understanding of phonetics and phonology, theoretical and comparative syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics or language.
York is one of the highest-ranked centres for research in linguistics in the UK, and the strength and diversity of our research is reflected in our teaching.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS: 7.0, minimum 6.5 in each component

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Postgraduate Administrator