Manchester Metropolitan University

Linguistics and English Language

Attracting students from all over the world, this versatile, interdisciplinary MA in Linguistics and English Language aims to provide a solid understanding of the basis of language and linguistics and develop a valuable insight into the relationship between language, culture and society. The course emphasises the practical application of theories to the social context and aims to enhance your analytical and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of language use. The majority of our academics are actively involved in current research and they bring this experience to the classroom, using it to inform their teaching and ensuring up-to-date, relevant content on all the course units, delivered by published experts in the field.

Entry requirements

MA: You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. Candidates with a lower second-class degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are however encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Course modules

The academic staff involved in the MA Linguistics and English language are actively involved in current research, and they bring this experience to the classroom by using it to inform their teaching, thus ensuring up-to-date, relevant content on all the course units, delivered by published experts. Core units: Sound, structure, meaning: describing language; Research methods; Dissertation; Discourse analysis; Sociolinguistics; Pragmatics; Language, culture and communication; Indicative option units: Language in a globalised world; Learning and teaching vocabulary; Multimodality, technology and language teaching; Forensic linguistics; Social psychology of language; Educational linguistics; Independent study.

Assessment methods

Each unit will have different assessment requirements and might take the form of essays, presentations, a poster presentation, data analysis or a combination of these elements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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