Masters in Linguistics

Language is one of the more prominent ways in which we communicate. Through language, we are able to express ourselves, and is considered as one of the most important skills we possess as humans. Studying a linguistics degree will allow you to develop your understanding of language and communication, and how we interpret different types of linguistics. You will study a variety of modules, with opportunities to bolster your linguistic knowledge in a wide range of subject areas.

About Linguistics


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be dependent on the specific content of your course. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,750

Topics Covered


When studying for a postgraduate degree, such as an MA or MSc, you will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate degree. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of the subject. You will cover the more traditional linguistics subjects, as well as exploring more contemporary concepts. Modules and specialisms could include psycholinguistics, forensic phonetics, bilingualism, regional languages, old English language and linguistics, foreign languages, and modern language developments. Assessment methods might include written work, presentations, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a degree in linguistics will depend on where you choose to study. It will also depend on the level for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, you will be required to have an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, English Language/Linguistics, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - English Language/Linguistics/Literature, Modern Languages, History