University of Brighton

University of Brighton

English Language

The course offers students the opportunity to investigate language in its social and cultural contexts; students explore the English language from several perspectives: Language variation and language attitudes; language and identity; language in interaction; and cross-cultural communication.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an Honours degree (usually at 2.1 level or above), or equivalent in a relevant subject area, such as: linguistics, English language, English literature, philosophy, sociology, politics, or related areas such as history, cultural theory, teaching English as a foreign language; applicants without these backgrounds will be considered on the basis of appropriate experience in one of the above areas, or some professional experience in teaching English, demonstrating some familiarity with linguistic analysis and metalanguage; applicants without a good first degree, or without these backgrounds, may be required to provide written evidence (for example an assignment from a form of a training course, or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing; applicants should also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking Master's level study, in particular commitment to sustained academic work; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing.

Course modules

Semantics (lexical semantics); pragmatics: minimalism and contextualism; philosophy of language; English grammar; language variation and language attitudes; language and identity: social class, age, gender, ethnicity, social networks; language in interaction: Linguistic politeness, speech accommodation, cross-cultural communication; feminist theory and linguistic theory; ethnocentrism and racial prejudices in colonial discourse.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,130 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,065 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

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