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English Language and Linguistics MA

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

You’ll study the sociocultural, historical and structural complexities of the English language with the option to study other modern languages as well.

There are four flexible pathways available. You can follow one exclusively or combine different areas of study.

The Literary Linguistics pathway examines a range of approaches including cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and narratology. Social and Historical Approaches investigates complex real-world language problems in different social and historical contexts. Structural and Theoretical Linguistics explores the foundational mental structures and processes underlying language. Modern Languages (co-run with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures) offers the opportunity to study similar aspects of Slavic, Germanic and/or Romance languages.

As your understanding of theory develops, you’ll learn how to analyse language and how to carry out research projects. If you choose a work placement, you might also develop skills in marketing, archiving, teaching or publishing.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 106 2

    8th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    148 72%

    24th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    49th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    150 73%

    10th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    17th

    3

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