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MSc English Language and Linguistics

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Our English Language and Linguistics postgraduate degree gives you an excellent opportunity to study the complex workings of language and explore its central role in society. With the guidance of expert staff, you’ll explore how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes.

You’ll learn to carry out independent research and engage with other researchers by writing, debating and delivering oral and written presentations.

The course also provides a grounding in theories and methods that are essential for a range of careers. You’ll graduate with an expert knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories and their application in a wider cultural context - including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, as well as the contexts in which these theories operate. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study, such as:

  • Historical, social and regional varieties of English
  • Language and cognition
  • Evolutionary linguistics

You’ll be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to your areas of interest.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,775per 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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    173 84%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    29th

    33

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