Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Discourse Studies

This programme is designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies by drawing on both linguistic and social theory; it enables you to explore discourse in areas such as politics, business and media, whilst developing skills in a range of analytical methods. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit postgraduate academic study skills module which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 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: Introduction to discourse studies; critical discourse analysis; pragmatics; research methods in linguistics and English language; postgraduate academic study skills. Optional modules: Corpus linguistics; English grammar (a cognitive approach); language, literacies and digital communication; pedagogical grammar; principles of language teaching; 2nd language acquisition; sociolinguistics; using corpora in language teaching; experimental approaches to language and cognition; cognitive linguistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.

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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