Taught course


University of York · Department of Language and Linguistics Science

Entry requirements

Students should normally hold or expect to receive at least a 2.1 or equivalent in their 1st degree. 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 Sociolinguistics will enable you to perform original research in the field of sociolinguistics by giving you a practical training in techniques and methodologies used in sociolinguistic analysis. You will also have the opportunity to develop your interest in areas such as the interface between variation and phonological and syntactic theory and empirical methods in the study of contemporary and historical data.

The MA in Sociolinguistics will: Impart a general foundation and background in sociolinguistics; Give you a practical training in techniques used in sociolinguistic analysis; Enable you to apply your skills and knowledge to linguistic data; Introduce you to research questions and methodologies in sociolinguistics; Enable you to perform original research in sociolinguistics.

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