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Linguistics and English Language, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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Attracting students from all over the world, this versatile, MA in Linguistics and English Language at Manchester Metropolitan University aims to provide a solid understanding of the basis of language and linguistics and develop a valuable insight into the relationship between language, culture and society.

About

The Linguistics and English Language course at Manchester Metropolitan University emphasises the practical application of theories to the social context and aims to enhance your analytical and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of language use. The majority of our academics are actively involved in current research and they bring this experience to the classroom, using it to inform their teaching and ensuring up-to-date, relevant content on all the course units, delivered by published experts in the field.

Career

Career paths for Linguistics and English Language graduates include working as a lexicographer, or in publishing, copywriting, advertising, media, marketing, social research, libraries and information, public relations, international relations and many more. This programme will also prepare students for further study at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sound, Structure, Meaning: Describing Language 
  • Research Methods 
  • Dissertation 
  • Discourse Analysis 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Language, Culture and Communication 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

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

  • You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. 
  • Candidates with a lower second-class degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are however encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 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.
  • UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Non-EU: Part-time fee: £2584 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Scholarships enable talented students to pursue their dreams of entering higher education and have a first-class learning experience, whilst at Manchester Met.
  • Donations to Manchester Metropolitan University support student scholarships, helping the University to provide accessible education to a diverse student community and to recognise excellence and academic achievement.

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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