MA in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University

Date: 28 April 2010

We are pleased to announce that places are still available for 2010 enrolment in our new, campus-based MA in Discourse Studies, which has developed out of our successful MA in Language Studies.

This new programme builds on Lancaster's internationally recognised strengths in the field of discourse studies. Within this field Lancaster is best-known for its distinctive approaches to pragmatics, stylistics, and critical discourse analysis, due to the teaching involvement of Ruth Wodak, Greg Myers, Elena Semino and Veronika Koller. The degree is specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies which draws on both linguistic and social theory.

The scheme will help you to realise your potential, whether you are studying for personal development, further academic study, or employment in a broad range of areas, including teaching in the UK and abroad, research, publishing and the media.

For further information, please visit or contact the programme secretary, Marjorie Wood, at

The programme begins in early October and the application deadline is 30 June 2010.

For scholarship details, please see

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Further information

Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language