MLitt English Language and/or Linguistics by Research

Newcastle University, England

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About Programme

The English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt is a Master's level degree that is largely based around your own research interests, preparing you for further research within and beyond academia.

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


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $5,478
  • Fee international: $20,779


  • Duration: 24 months

Our course is an individually tailored research Master's degree designed for graduates with a good background in linguistics and/or English language. The course contains some taught modules but mostly consists of smaller independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor. We offer supervision in the following areas:

Linguistic theory:

  • Syntactic theory and comparative syntax
  • Phonological theory
  • Morphophonology and morphosyntax
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of linguistics
  • Architecture of the language faculty

Language variation and change:

  • Historical/diachronic linguistics
  • Variationist/comparative linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Grammaticalization
  • Dialect syntax
  • Corpus analysis
  • Linguistic typology

Language evolution, acquisition, and development:

  • First language acquisition and development
  • The acquisition of second language morphosyntax and phonology
  • Evolutionary linguistics

The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe, so you have a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of methodologies and exposure to diverse theoretical perspectives to enrich your own research. We have a wide range of research supervisors you can work with.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.

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