What Will You Study
This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your specialist interests in Language and Lingustics with modules from across our department. You may be able to complete an extended dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Content-Based Approaches to Language Education
- Corpus Linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Curriculum Design in Language Education
- English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
- Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
- Experimental Phonetics
- Forensic Linguistics
- Introduction to Discourse Studies
- Language Test Construction and Evaluation
- Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
- Principles of Language Teaching
- Second Language Acquisition
- Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
- Using Corpora in Language Teaching
Duration: 12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time
2:1 (Hons) degree (UK ) or equivalent in a 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/
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/
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
15 Week – Overall score of at least 5.5, with at least 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with at least 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking
Assessment: Coursework and dissertationFunding:
Funding may be available, further information can be found here:
- Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework) : PhD
- Applied Linguistics and TESOL : MA
- Discourse Studies : MA
- English Language (by distance) : MA
- English Language and Literary Studies : MA
- Intercultural Communication : MA
- Language Testing (Distance) : MA
- Linguistics : PhD
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by Distance) : MA
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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.