What Will You Study

This is our most flexible taught programme. You take one core module and a dissertation that further develops your specialist interests.

We also offer an extended dissertation option. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Core modules:

  • Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
  • Dissertation

Plus five modules chosen from the optional modules each term (20 credits each except where indicated).

Optional modules:

  • Bilingualism
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • English Grammar
  • Introduction to Discourse Studies (prerequisite for Critical Discourse Analysis)
  • Introduction to Language Teaching
  • Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation
  • Learning and Teaching in Digitally Mediated Spaces
  • Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociophonetics
  • Stylistics
  • Task-based Language Teaching

10 credit courses:

  • Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
  • Using Corpora in Language Teaching
  • Content Based Instruction
  • Pedagogical Grammar