UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

English Linguistics

The course provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to describe modern English, together with appropriate training in academic writing, linguistic argumentation and research methods. Students have access to the survey of English usage, an unparalleled resource for research into grammatical repertoire.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from candidates who have at least a 2nd Class undergraduate degree in English language or literature from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Some prior knowledge of English language studies (specifically English grammar) is expected for the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: English grammar and methodology; either English corpus linguistics or English language in use; research methodology. Options may include: English words; history of the English language; literary linguistics; phonetics and phonology of English.

Assessment methods

The programme is taught through seminars and individual tutorials. Student assessment is through a portfolio of essays (2 2,000-word essays on English grammar), 3 3-hour written papers and the dissertation. Each of the 5components of assessment makes up 20% of the final mark.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humaities Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0207 679 7381