Our undergraduate courses aim to develop your knowledge of a range of linguistics phenomena and of the relevant descriptive terminology for a practical understanding of what language is and how it works. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts, modes of analysis and theoretical approaches of different branches of linguistics, such as phonetics and morphology. And you'll study the role of language in society, its nature as a cognitive domain, the way it is acquired, the way it changes and the way it forms part of an array of communicative modalities (e.g. conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, stylistics).
By studying our courses, you'll be preparing yourself for a future career in fields including teaching, research, publishing, broadcasting, advertising, management and politics.
Postgraduate students play a significant role in our research community and we are keen to attract new students to come and work with us. We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications and welcome applications from well-qualified graduates. As a postgraduate student you will join a thriving research community with plenty of opportunities to develop your research skills and work with leading figures in your field.
All our taught MAs can be undertaken in either one year full-time or two years part-time. We also offer a distance learning option.
For more information about our taught courses, click here.
We offer research degree supervision in a wide range of areas. Read about our areas of expertise here link to About Us page.
Master of Arts by Research (MA Res)
The MA by Research is assessed by a 25,000 word dissertation and is ideal for candidates with a clearly defined research project in mind, particularly as preparation for a PhD. Students are assigned a main supervisor and a second supervisor to support them in their research.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD is assessed by an 80,000 word dissertation and a viva voce examination. We welcome project proposals from well-qualified applicants. Alternatively, candidates may wish to apply to work on a pre-determined project. View currently available PhD projects link to document entitled PhD Projects in Postgraduate Study folder. Students are assigned a main supervisor and a second supervisor to support them in their research.
Applying for postgraduate study
Follow the links below to find out more about fees and scholarships and to apply for a postgraduate degree.