Lancaster University

Lancaster University

English Language and Literary Studies

The programme is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English language with the study of literature and literary theory. This programme is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Postgraduate academic study skills. Optional modules: Corpus linguistics; English grammar (a cognitive approach); introduction to discourse studies; language, literacies and digital communication; sociolinguistics; bilingualism; critical discourse analysis; forensic linguistics; learning and teaching in digitally mediated spaces; pragmatics; sociophonetics; stylistics; research methods in linguistics and English language; contemporary British fiction; contemporary gothic (text and screen); politics and place in early modern literature; writing the 19th-century city; posthumanism (literature after the human); romance and realism; Victorian literature and other media; research methodology in English literature 1; research methodology in English literature 2; experimental approaches to language and cognition; cognitive linguistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Coursework and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UK/EU applicants may be eligible for AHRC or ESRC studentships; department's own Geoffrey Leech Scholarship Fund welcomes applications from UK/EU students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880