UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Linguistics (Pragmatics)

This is a research-oriented programme designed for students looking for a concentrated course in pragmatics, with particular, but by no means exclusive, focus on the relevance-theoretic approach (developed by Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson and Robyn Carston).

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Course modules

Modules may include: obligatory; pragmatics research seminar; dissertation in linguistics (advanced level); pragmatic theory; issues in pragmatics; semantic-pragmatic development; topics in semantics and pragmatics; advanced semantic theory; interfaces; semantics research seminar; the linguistics of sign languages; phonetic theory; animal communication and human language; language acquisition; neurolinguistics; morphology; pragmatic theory; issues in pragmatics; readings in syntax; syntax; advanced phonological theory; intermediate phonetics and phonology; advanced semantic theory; intermediate generative grammar; current issues in syntax; stuttering.

Assessment methods

The teaching and assessment of this programme is strongly research-oriented. It is delivered through a combination of lectures, small-group teaching and a virtual learning environment. Some modules also involve workshops or practical classes. Assessment is through take-home and unseen examination, essays, presentations, assignments and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,550 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,770 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,550 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

Teaching and Learning Team Manager
Telephone number: 
020 7679 4224