Manchester Metropolitan University

Linguistics and English Studies

MA Linguistics and English Studies is designed to cater to students with interests across linguistics, literature and film, and makes use of structures, staff and units from MA Linguistics and English Language and MA English Studies. The majority of the staff have internationally recognised academic expertise in their specialist areas. There are two paths through the course, both with elements of internal choice, offering students considerable freedom in choosing a path which matches their interests.

Course modules

The academic staff involved in the MA Linguistics and English Studies 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; Practices (Pathway A only). Plus for Pathway B one of the following: Time; Space; The Rise of the Gothic; Twentieth Century Gothic. Indicative option units: Forensic Linguistics; Social Psychology of Language; Educational Linguistics; Independent Study; Sociolinguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Language, Culture and Communication. Also available for Pathway A: Time; Space; The Rise of the Gothic; Twentieth Century Gothic.

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 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

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Main Site M15 6BH North West

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