Ulster University

Ulster University

English Language and Linguistics

The programme provides training in postgraduate level research skills in language and linguistics. The programme is specifically designed not only to provide students with post-graduate level conceptual training across the various areas of language and linguistics, but also crucially to afford students the opportunity to focus the development of their research skills on and within their chosen sub-discipline. The programme team includes experts in the various areas of linguistic research all actively involved in research on a variety of topics. The team also benefits from links to research groups in other university in the UK and the USA and have established a series of research seminars which bring in speakers from the UK and overseas to deliver talks.

Entry requirements

A lower second class honours degree (or equivalent) or higher in linguistics or a related discipline. If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL.

Course modules

The course comprises of a total of 8 15-credit modules, 7 compulsory taught modules in areas such as: Language acquisition; syntax & semantics; pragmatics & discourse; phonetics & phonology and research methods; plus an additional optional module from one of the following: Linguistic interfaces; health & therapeutic communication; forensic linguistics and advanced discourse theory and practice. Following successful completion of the postgraduate diploma, students may proceed to the MSC which consists of a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

100 percent coursework based.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
028 7012 3456