Language and Linguistics MA - 2020 Entry

Entry Year
2020

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

This flexible programme allows you to develop your specialist interests in a particular area or to combine different areas of study in Language and Linguistics. There is one core module on Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language, which provides an essential grounding in the various research skills and methods involved in studying language.

There is a wide choice of optional modules, enabling you tailor the programme to your own interests. You may choose to specialise in a particular area of Language and Linguistics by selecting modules relating to different themes, including:

  • Theoretical and Descriptive Linguistics
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language in Use/Language in Society
  • (Forensic) Speech Science and Technology
  • Language, Variation and Change
  • Language Learning and Teaching

With research groups in corpus studies, discourse studies, language testing, literacy studies, second language learning and teaching, the opportunities for learning extend far beyond the classroom. Past students tell us that the opportunity to participate in the various activities of our research centres and groups is one of the most valuable aspects of studying in the department.

This programme requires you to complete a 12,500-word dissertation relating to any area of language and linguistics that we teach. Working on your dissertation will help you develop valuable research and transferrable skills which are useful in most careers and of course if you decide to continue to doctoral studies. You may opt to complete an extended dissertation (20,000-25,000 words) subject to satisfactory performance on the programme.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University is one of the largest in the world, with over forty full-time members of staff specialising in different areas of language and linguistics. We have a proud reputation in teaching and research. The department is ranked 12th in the world for Linguistics in the QS World Rankings 2020. All our teaching is delivered by world-leading experts in language and linguistics.

You will be able to use our state-of-the-art linguistics laboratories, including our Phonetics Lab, our Perception and Learning Lab and our Eye-Tracking Lab.

 

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

    Core

    Optional

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Fees

Fees

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £8,920 £4,460
Overseas £18,800 £9,400

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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Take a Masters in Linguistic Studies or English Language at Lancaster University

Enhance your career or academic credentials with a specialist Masters degree from Lancaster University. Our Masters programmes include Language Testing, TESOL, Intercultural Communication, English Language, Discourse Studies and Corpus Linguistics.