University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

English Language and Linguistics

You'll study the sociocultural, historical and structural complexities of the English language with the possibility to study other modern languages as well, if you choose. There are four pathways to choose from: Literary Linguistics, Social and Historical Approaches, Structural and Theoretical Linguistics, and Modern Languages (co-run with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures). You can follow one exclusively or combine the four. The Literary Linguistics pathway examines a range of approaches to literary linguistic study including cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and narratology; Social and Historical Approaches investigates complex real-world language problems in different social and historical contexts; Structural and Theoretical Linguistics explores the foundational mental structures and processes underlying language; and Modern Languages offers students the opportunity to study similar aspects of Slavic, Germanic and/or Romance languages. As your understanding of theory develops, you'll learn how to analyse language and how to carry out research projects. If you choose a work placement, you might also develop skills in marketing, archiving, teaching or publishing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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