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.
MA: A 1st or 2.1 undergraduate degree in linguistics, English language and/or literature, or a modern language. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Core module: research methods. Optional modules: linguistics in context; linguistics in practice; research practice; literary language: narrative and cognition; literary language: history and culture; work placement with research project.
Assessment varies by module, but includes essays and presentations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||16,800 per Year 1 (International)||12 Months|
|MA||Part-time||September 2018||-||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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