Taught course

Sociolinguistics

Institution
University of York · Department of Language and Linguistics Science
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2:1 or equivalent in your first degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the social aspects of language and communication. Consider the roles of society, social class and gender in the context of a speech community. Investigate social motivations for language change.

Our course will provide you with a detailed foundation in the key theories and questions in sociolinguistics, while giving you practical training in the techniques, methodologies, and quantitative analysis methods associated with this field.

You’ll analyse the ways in which social factors affect language, and investigate the social, geographical and stylistic differences in spoken language. You'll have the opportunity to develop your interest in areas including language change, language and gender, attitudes to language, language planning, bilingualism and sociophonetics. You will be able to study contemporary and historical data.

With world-class tutors you'll gain up-to-date knowledge of the field, and be introduced to research questions and methodologies. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct original research in sociolinguistics, and apply your skills and knowledge to linguistic data.

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
£9,750 (F/T)
International students
£20,940 (F/T)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
linguistics-pg-enquiries@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322652