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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A pre-doctoral training programme that gives you a research-led and critical approach to the study of linguistics. You'll explore a broad range of areas including sociolinguistics, formal linguistics, experimental linguistics, developmental linguistics. We'll also teach you the key research skills you'll need for doctoral-level study.

  • Study in the UK’s top-ranked linguistics department (RAE 2008, RAE 2014)
  • You can apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover both your MRes and a PhD
  • Gain sophisticated research skills


  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace
  • We have recently opened up world-class recording facilities in the Phonetics Lab, Acquisition Lab and The Morphemes and Meaning Lab – these facilities are available for your research
  • Access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the superb collections at Senate House Library, University of London.

Career paths

This course is designed to give you an excellent preparation for doctoral study. You’ll attend our interdisciplinary training workshops throughout the year, which will provide specialist linguistics training, as well as guidance on how to write journal articles, research ethics and knowledge transfer in general.

Our MRes programme is linked to our accredited Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, run in partnership with King’s College London (KCL), so we have excellent links if you want to pursue PhD research.

We also provide you with a superb professional network: our MRes cohort form close links during and after their degree. You’re part of our community and even after graduation, you’ll still be invited to our events and networking opportunities.

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

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of a campus, with guaranteed first-year accommodation, in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    136 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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