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22100 GBP/year
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About

Language and Linguistics degree offered at Lancaster University gives you the opportunity to develop your specialist interests in Language and Lingustics with modules from across our department. 

Overview

Key facts

There is a wide choice of optional modules, enabling you tailor the programme to your own interests. You may choose to specialise in a particular area of Language and Linguistics by selecting modules relating to different themes, including:

  • Theoretical and Descriptive Linguistics
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language in Use/Language in Society
  • (Forensic) Speech Science and Technology
  • Language, Variation and Change
  • Language Learning and Teaching

With research groups in corpus studies, discourse studies, language testing, literacy studies, second language learning and teaching, the opportunities for learning extend far beyond the classroom. Past students tell us that the opportunity to participate in the various activities of our research centres and groups is one of the most valuable aspects of studying in the department.

This programme requires you to complete a 12,500-word dissertation relating to any area of language and linguistics that we teach. Working on your dissertation will help you develop valuable research and transferrable skills which are useful in most careers and of course if you decide to continue to doctoral studies. You may opt to complete an extended dissertation (20,000-25,000 words) subject to satisfactory performance on the programme.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University is one of the largest in the world, with over forty full-time members of staff specialising in different areas of language and linguistics. We have a proud reputation in teaching and research. The department is ranked 12th in the world for Linguistics in the QS World Rankings 2020. All our teaching is delivered by world-leading experts in language and linguistics.

You will be able to use our state-of-the-art linguistics laboratories, including our Phonetics Lab, our Perception and Learning Lab and our Eye-Tracking Lab.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Postgraduate Academic Study Skills
  • Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
  • Bilingualism
  • Bilingualism and Cognition
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Content-Based Approaches to Language Education
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Curriculum Design in Language Education
  • Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
  • Experimental Phonetics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects.
  • If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time:

  • UK: £5,250
  • International: £11,050

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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