English Language (Distance) MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Part time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

This MA focuses on the description and explanation of the English language, including its structure, functions and social contexts of use. English language here refers to the study of English as an academic subject, not the practice of English.

It is designed to appeal to a wide audience (including U.K. teachers of the English Language A level). Each of the six modules, spread over two years, begins with a Saturday face-to-face session at Lancaster University and is completed in distance mode. Assessment is via coursework. The final year involves a dissertation supported by an individual supervisor.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This MA focuses on the description and explanation of the English language, including its structure, functions and social contexts of use. English language here refers to the study of English as an academic subject, not the practice of English.

    It is designed to appeal to a wide audience (including U.K. teachers of the English Language A level). Each of the six modules, spread over two years, begins with a Saturday face-to-face session at Lancaster University and is completed in distance mode. Assessment is via coursework. The final year involves a dissertation supported by an individual supervisor.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Duration: 36 months, part-time

    Entry requirements:

    2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in an English language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics related subjects.  

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

     

    We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.

     

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

    Assessment: Coursework and dissertation

    Additional Information:

    Each of the six modules of this programme, spread over two years, begins with a compulsory Saturday face-to-face session at Lancaster University.

    For further information please see our website.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     Year 1Year 2Year 3
    UK/EU £3,410 £3,410 £1,700
    Overseas £7,030 £7,030 £3,500

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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