Wendy Archer

MA English Language (by distance)

Year of Study: 2011/14
Country of origin: UK

As a full-time lecturer, I have been consistently impressed with the quality of teaching and support on the MA in English Language by Distance. The organisation of the programme as a whole I felt was perfectly designed so that I could contribute to the online sessions (and complete the assessment tasks!!) in ways which were best suited to my own working schedule.

As an aspiring researcher with some knowledge of linguistics prior to starting the course, I thoroughly enjoyed the content of each module and the variety of topics covered in each unit and felt that the weekly tasks and end of course assessments, while challenging and time-consuming, were extremely motivating and engaging.

I really appreciated the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest to me in greater detail with guidance and support from some of the most prominent names in the field whose enthusiasm, expertise and professionalism is inspiring to say the least!

From phonetics, phonology and syntax through corpus linguistics and discourse analysis to stylistics and history of the English language, this course contains a highly compatible combination of subject areas designed to engage critical thinking skills and develop a thorough knowledge of the workings of the English language and its origins whilst giving a broad overview of some of the most up-to-date, cutting edge research in the field.

I have loved every minute of this excellent programme and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with a thirst for learning and an interest in the description of the English language.