Explore the social aspects of language and communication. Consider the roles of society, social class and gender in the context of a speech community. Investigate social motivations for language change.
You’ll analyse the ways in which social factors affect language, and investigate the social, geographical and stylistic differences in spoken language. You'll have the opportunity to develop your interest in areas including language change, language and gender, attitudes to language, language planning, bilingualism and sociophonetics. You will be able to study contemporary and historical data.
With world-class tutors you'll gain up-to-date knowledge of the field, and be introduced to research questions and methodologies. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct original research in sociolinguistics, and apply your skills and knowledge to linguistic data.
Careers and skills
Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of Sociolinguistics course from the University of York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.
The 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
- Software development
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- Language Variation and Change
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Topics in Language Variation and Change
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Training
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesSociology Languages Linguistics View 567 other Masters in Sociology 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/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.