MA English Language (by distance)
Year of Study: 2011/4
Country of origin: Italy
The MA in English language is an excellent scheme: demanding but highly rewarding. I would say it is perfect for the curious mind and for those who are genuinely interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the English language: how it has evolved across the centuries, how it can vary depending on geographical or social factors or how it can be steered to suit specific needs - especially in politics, business and advertising.
The six course modules have provided me with the theoretical and practical background I needed to conduct linguistic research at a high level. One aspect I found particularly illuminating is the focus on Cognitive Linguistics, which reveals as much about the English language as it does about the human mind.
I really enjoyed this course and it has made me want to learn more and more. Next step? PhD!