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Linguistics and English Language MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: QQ31

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Both Linguistics and English Language have a long history at the University of Edinburgh and our teaching staff have an excellent reputation for research in this area. Linguistics examines how language works, describing how sounds, words, sentences and conversations combine to express and create meaning. It studies the uses of language in everyday life, the ways in which it varies across society and evolves over time, and how it is mastered by children. As well as being interested in the study of change in English language, we have a strong tradition of investigating different varieties of the language, including Scots, distinct dialects of English, and international variations. Using techniques from modern linguistics, you will analyse the structure of written and spoken English and will explore how the language has changed in the course of its history. You can also study modern-day varieties of English and Scots and identify the similarities and differences between the features of English and other languages.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 106 2

    10th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    182 89%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    94th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    184 89%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    25th

    10

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