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English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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. You will be fully supported by experts situated in one of the largest centres for linguistics research in Europe.

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 100 13

    10th out of 33 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    139 68%

    27th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    36th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    90th

    41
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    160 76%

    9th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    17th

    7

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