• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


In addition to these, the English Language and Linguistics programme offered by The University of Winchester offers optional modules; these are designed to cover historical and topical areas, and current debates, so that you may apply and ground your learning to the world around you.

Optional modules include titles such as 'Varieties of English: Spread and Impact', 'Gender and Sexuality' and 'Evolution of English'. In the optional modules you will be applying the different skills, approaches and research methods gained from the compulsory modules.

After studying six modules, you will propose a dissertation topic, after approval and, under the direction of an expert supervisor, write a 20,000‐25,000 word dissertation on an agreed topic.


Students graduating at MA stand a better chance of entering into subject‐related careers (e.g. publishing, marketing, lexicography), managerial positions in business and/or the public sector. The MA in English Language and Linguistics is a general degree and will prepare students for work in any field in which making sense of large amounts of information, close analysis and precise use of language, designing projects, and writing reports is a core skill. Those students who are teachers, or propose to be teachers or academics will find the degree an essential stepping stone to career advancement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Varieties of English: Spread and Impact
  • Evolution of English
  • Material Texts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree in English Language/English Linguistics or cognate subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13296 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 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.
  • EU/EEA part-time - £3,250 p/a
  • International - £6,650 p/a

Living costs for Winchester

  • 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.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.

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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