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.
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.
Core modules may include: Introduction to discourse studies; critical discourse analysis; pragmatics; research methods in linguistics and English language; dissertation. Option modules may include: Bilingualism; cognitive linguistics; corpus linguistics; English grammar: a cognitive approach; forensic linguistics.
Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,125 per Academic year (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster University||Lancaster||LA1 4YW||North West|