Explore the human mind through the structures and processes of language and communication.
You’ll analyse the ways in which language is represented and processed in real time, and study the factors that enable us to comprehend and use language. You'll have the opportunity to develop your interest in areas such as bilingualism, syntactic and semantic processing, and early phonetic and phonological development.
With world-class tutors, you’ll gain knowledge of the key theories, controversies, and research methods, and develop skills in understanding and designing experiments. You’ll apply your skills to psycholinguistic data, and learn to perform original research in psycholinguistics.
Careers and skills
Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of linguistics at York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.
Our graduates have an excellent record of pursuing fulfilling paths after graduation. Their work spans advertising, teaching English as a foreign language, IT, accountancy, broadcasting, clinical and forensic linguistics, retail management, and other careers.
Apart from your knowledge of linguistics, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life.
Hear former students talking about the skills acquired in their degree and how they use them in their current career.
- Marketing and communications
- Broadcasting and journalism
- Academic research and further study
- Local government and public service
- Finance and accountancy
- Clinical and forensic linguistics
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- Language Acquisition
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Advanced Syntax
- Advanced Phonetics
- Advanced Phonology
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesPsychology Languages Linguistics View 506 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,220
- International: £9,350
Living costs for York
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.