University of Essex
English Language and Linguistics
Core modules seek to provide an in-depth investigation of the grammatical system and the sound system of English. In addition, our specialist options cover a wide range of topics related to English, including: Dialectal and social variation; language change; phonetics; pragmatics and conversation analysis.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 with 6 in writing or TOEFL iBT88.
Core modules: Dissertation; English phonology; English syntax 1; English syntax 2; theoretical and descriptive phonology; variation in English 1; variation in English 2. Optional modules include: American languages; children's English; description of language for Tefl/Elt and applied linguistics; English phonology; English syntax 1; English syntax 2; experimental design and analysis; foundations of computer assisted language learning; graduate research assignment; individual differences in L2 learning; language and gender; language learning; language rights; literature and language teaching; materials design and evaluation; morphology; multilingualism and language impairment; philosophy of linguistics; phonetics; phonological development; pragmatics (discourse and rhetoric); relevance theory; research methods 1; research methods 2; 2nd language vocabulary (learning, teaching and use); semantics; sentence processing; sociolinguistic methods 1 (data collection); sociolinguistic methods 2 (data analysis); sociolinguistics 1 (variationist theory); syntactic theory 1; syntactic theory 2; teaching practice 1; teaching practice 2; teaching, listening and speaking; the role of age in bilingual development; theoretical and descriptive phonology; topics in the psychology of language learning and teaching; variation in English 1; variation in English 2; words in the mind.
Typically involves written coursework, class tests and practical testing. Dissertation grade is also included in final grade.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics