University of Westminster

University of Westminster

English Language and Linguistics

This course provides an understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic. It enables students to understand and evaluate critically a wide spectrum of ideas put forward in the study of the English language (particularly in connection with linguistic variation in terms of space, time, communicative context and linguistic contact) and equips them with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills in preparation for independent research. The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or linguistics modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (e.g. English language, linguistics or TESOL); students whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency; applicants may be invited to an interview (either face to face or via Skype); applications from candidates without a 1st degree in a relevant subject are also welcomed; these applicants can submit professional or academic references.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time day September 2016 - 24 months
MA Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time January 2017 - 24 months
MA Part-time day January 2017 - 24 months
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Full-time January 2018 - 12 months
MA Part-time January 2018 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

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