You'll explore the study of sound (phonetics and phonology), the study of words (morphology), sentences (syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics).
If you have a keen interest in language in the broadest sense, and a willingness to explore theories of language critically, this is the course for you. The Experimental and Theoretical Linguistics programme from University of Kent also offers a smooth transition to PhD study for those who wish to pursue further research.
You will choose four modules each in the autumn and spring, including core modules on Sounds, Structure, and Meaning, supplemented with options on, for example, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and stylistics.
This will allow you to develop areas of interest, and engage with aspects of your chosen discipline which are informed by the latest research and scholarship. You then complete a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words over the summer.
Postgraduate work in English Language and Linguistics prepares you for a range of careers where an in-depth understanding of how language functions is essential. These include speech and language theory, audiology, teaching, publishing, advertising, journalism, public relations, company training, broadcasting, forensic and computational work, and the civil or diplomatic services.
- Research Skills
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Second Language Acquisition
- Language Processing
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 375 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- International applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS overall 7.0 with at least 6.5 for each component.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
International17400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
- EU: £13000
- UK: £4650
- EU: £6500
- International: £8700
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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