M.A. On Campus

English Language and Linguistics

12 months
16500 GBP/year
7950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


English Language and Linguistics from Northumbria University offers a solid grounding in key areas of linguistics and is designed for those who want to further their study of a wide range of areas of linguistics at a higher level.   


English Language and Linguistics from Northumbria University builds on the broad range of research expertise in the English department and will give you the chance to explore a wide range of linguistic specialisms. 

During the course, you will explore key concepts and theories involved in the study of language as well as examining theories which lie behind the analysis of linguistic structure, acquisition and use, and its interfaces with other disciplines. You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the conceptual and analytical tools necessary to conduct informed and responsible enquiry at postgraduate level in Linguistics  


This Masters programme will prepare you for a wide range of careers, including journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications and communication technology, artificial intelligence projects, as well as helping you to develop as a field linguist or academic. There are also careers in which linguistics is applied, such as teaching, speech therapy and forensics. More generally the programme enhances the employability of graduates in areas in which a sensitivity to language and communication are valued. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Linguistics 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • The origins and evolution of language 
  • World Englishes 
  • Variation, Change and Corpus Linguistics 
  • Language and Social Disadvantage 
  • Language and Meaning 
  • Forensic Linguistics 
  • Language: Structure and Use

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Linguistics, English Language or a relevant related discipline.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

Our partners

English Language and Linguistics
Northumbria University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!