University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Language

This programme offers the opportunity to focus in detail on an area of the student's choosing in the synchronic or diachronic study of English, while still being able to take some taught courses; it is intended for those who already have a good background in the study of English, typically from undergraduate study; the main part of the programme will involve students writing a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Previous undergraduate degree in English Language or linguistics, or a closely related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 9,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

PPLS Postgraduate Office, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5002