MA English Language and Linguistics

University of Westminster, England

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About Programme

The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: January, September
  • Language: English

Full-time

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $879
  • Fee international: $16,959

Part-time

    This programme will enable you to understand and evaluate critically a wide spectrum of ideas put forward in the study of the English language (particularly in connection with linguistic variation in terms of space, time, communicative context and linguistic contact) and will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research. The English Language and Linguistics MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or linguistics modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as psychology, philosophy or TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.

    The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

    Core modules:

    • Dissertation
    • English language in use: time, texts and contexts
    • English worldwide

    Option modules:

    • Analysing spoken and written discourse
    • Current development in language teaching
    • Intercultural communication
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Translation studies

    Careers

    Our Career Development Centre can help and support you throughout your study and after graduation. We can help you to:

    • Find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
    • Explore how to develop the skills that employers are looking for
    • Plan your career development
    • Identify your career options
    • Market yourself effectively in CVs, application forms and at interviews
    • Develop your enterprise skills

    We also organise a range of presentations and networking events with employers, professional bodies, alumni and other organisations throughout the year to help you with career planning.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree (2. 1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (eg English language, linguistics or TESOL). Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency.

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