University of York

University of York


This course is for candidates who already have a sound grasp of linguistics and some specialised knowledge in the sub-field in which they intend to work. It should contain an original contribution to knowledge or understanding and should demonstrate mastery of the appropriate research methodology, literature and scholarly apparatus.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold or expect to receive a good 2.1 or higher in a single or joint honours degree in linguistics. If your 1st language is not English and your 1st degree was not taken in an English speaking country, you will need to show evidence that you meet our English language requirements. We accept an IELTS score of 7, including 7 in both the written and oral assessment components.

Assessment methods

This degree does not involve assessed course work. Like the other research degrees it is examined by a specialist external examiner.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time - 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 322652