Taught course

Comparative Syntax and Semantics

University of York · Department of Language and Linguistics Science

Entry requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive at least a good 2.1 or equivalent in your 1st degree with pre-requisite study of both (generative) syntax and (formal) semantics. We would expect you to have taken at least 40 credits (20 ECTS) in the areas of syntax and semantics before embarking on this programme. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Comparative Syntax and Semantics will allow students to develop their own areas of interest and expertise in generative syntax and / or formal semantics.

The programme focuses on the cross-linguistic perspective, allowing students to strengthen their knowledge of formal syntax and formal semantics, and is aimed at students who have enough background in both syntax and semantics to know that they wish to specialise in those areas.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322652