Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

English Language

This programme will particularly focus on sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language; students will be provided with hands-on training in various methodologies in studying English Language and Linguistics; they will also develop expertise in language variation and change both from synchronic and diachronic perspectives, language issues in multilingual societies, and wider issues relating to the global spread of the English language; a careful balance between theoretical and methodological inputs and their applications in actual linguistic analyses ensures that students experience a well-rounded approach to the study of language.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL IBT 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Language variation and change; research methods in language and linguistics; dissertation. Option modules: varieties of world English languages; language and diversity; language and power; language and society; language issues in multilingual societies; English phonology and grammar; historical linguistics; language, identity and migration; media discourse from a sociocultural perspective.

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111