Programmes in Linguistics and Phonetics

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Taught postgraduate

We offer two taught Masters programmes, the MA in Linguistics and MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching. These programmes are aimed at students who want to pursue the study of language and speech to an advanced level, as a means of consolidating previous studies and gaining a further academic qualification, or in preparation for a research degree. Both programmes run for 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.

Find out more about the taught postgraduate programmes here and how to apply here.

Research postgraduate

We also offer two research degrees: MA by Research and PhD. These degrees provide highly specialised training in a particular area of linguistic or phonetic research, culminating in the completion of a thesis. The degrees also provide semi-specialist and generic skills training, designed to prepare students for their careers, whether within or outside academia.

Funding opportunities

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies offers a range of funding schemes. Most have quite specific eligibility criteria, so it is important that you check their details carefully. A full list of schemes currently available can be found on the LCS postgraduate scholarships pages for Taught and Research programmes. Please note that funding is very competitive for UK/EU applicants and extremely competitive for international applicants. Deadlines are between January and June for study starting the following academic year.

Want more information?

If English is not your native language and you are new to studying in the UK higher education system, you may like to consider taking a University pre-sessional course in the Language Centre during the summer before starting your MA programme. Find out more here.

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  1. Programmes in Linguistics and Phonetics
  2. MA in Linguistics
  3. MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching
  4. MA by Research (Linguistics and Phonetics)
  5. PhD (Linguistics and Phonetics)