• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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 English Language and Linguistics programme at University of Stirling 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.

Career opportunities

Our Masters in English Language and Linguistics provides you with a solid grounding for a wide range of positions. Many of our graduates go on to careers in areas such as:

  • teaching
  • private and public sector management and research.
  • marketing and advertising
  • government administration
  • journalism
  • banking and finance
Others have gone into specialist areas like linguistic consultancy and speech therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistic Structures
  • Linguistic Contexts
  • Historical Linguistics and the History of English
  • Grammar for TESOL
  • Language and Cognition
  • Old English 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • More details:
            • We accept applications throughout the year. 
            • If you’re an international student we recommend you apply at least eight weeks before the start date of your course.
          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 27 months
            • Intensity Flexible
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go to the programme website

          English Language Requirements

          • Minimum required score:

            6

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Schedule IELTS
          • Minimum required score:

            80

            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

            Schedule TOEFL®

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          General Requirements

          A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

          Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

          • You are considered ineligible for admission
          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
          Search all Pre-Masters

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            14304 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            5496 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Stirling

          • 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

          • The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Masters course, or £1,000 for part-time study. 
          • If you have the talent, ability and drive to study with us, we want to make sure you make the most of the opportunity – regardless of your financial circumstances.

          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.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

          Wishlist

          Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?