University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course provides an understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic. It enables students to understand and evaluate critically a wide spectrum of ideas put forward in the study of the English language (particularly in connection with linguistic variation in terms of space, time, communicative context and linguistic contact) and equips them with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills in preparation for independent research. The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or linguistics modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants are normally required to have a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (e.g. English language, linguistics or TESOL); students whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency; applicants may be invited to an interview (either face to face or via Skype); applications from candidates without a 1st degree in a relevant subject are also welcomed; these applicants can submit professional or academic references.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £2,500  Academic year. First year home fees