University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

English Language and Linguistics

Our programme allows you to choose your specialism in English language and linguistics - or a combination of these areas. You will be joining an established research team and will have the opportunity to work with internationally-recognised scholars and researchers who are specialists in their fields. Our expertise is wide-ranging and includes: Sign language linguistics; pragmatics - contemporary and historical; discourse analysis - with a special focus on forensic and political contexts; critical discourse analysis; philosophy and critical theory; socio, pragmatic, corpus and forensic linguistics, and emotional intelligence; English and Germanic linguistics. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop a wide set of skills applicable to many professions. You will be appointed a director of studies, who will be a specialist in the subject area. Your director will: help you through the process, including the research methods that you will need to complete your project successfully; help you construct your literature review and develop an enhanced understanding of relevant critical and theoretical frameworks for your study. You will also be assigned a supervisory team, which will include scholars with interests in your area of research. You will be provided with a practical study structure through seminars and workshops to enhance research methods, postgraduate writing, and knowledge of important critical theories, creative practice and the application of project-specific skills such as archival research.

Sponsorship information

Standard tuition fee discount apply for UCLan award holders. An MA by Research scholarship is being offered to a student interested in (the study of) aggression and impoliteness in workplace context(s); ideally, his/her research project will be based on a dataset collected at a professional setting, which the successful applicant has continuing access to and/or has previously worked within; applications are particularly welcomed from students wishing to link impoliteness and verbal aggression, as understood in linguistic pragmatics, and aggression or workplace incivility, as understood in (occupational) psychology. As the successful student will be linked to I-CrED (the Institute for Credibility, Emotions and Deception research), their research will be used to feed into training programmes which can be delivered in conflict-sensitive institutions: the proposed research project will thus need to give consideration to - in order to blend - both theoretical and applied aspects from the outset.
 International students: Early payment bursary apply.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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