University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Philosophy of Language

The study of language has given rise to a number of distinctive philosophical problems that became central to western philosophy in the 19th century and that have dominated research and discussion in the 20th century.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.1 level), or equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as linguistics, English language, literature, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, cultural theory, teaching English as a foreign language; applicants with a degree in another subject considered on the basis of appropriate experience in 1 of the above areas, or some professional experience in teaching (also teaching English as a foreign language whilst demonstrating some familiarity with linguistic analysis and metalanguage), journalism, cultural and social policy, charity and campaigning work; applicants without a good 1st degree, or without these backgrounds, may be required to provide written evidence of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.

Course modules

Modules include: semantics-pragmatics (minimalism and contextualism); philosophy of language; critical foundations; critical traditions; research methods.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,760 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,130 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,880 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,065 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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