Language and Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)


We pride ourselves on high quality teaching - we like our students to have access to our research through our teaching. New ideas and developments feed directly into what our students learn. All of our staff are actively engaged in pioneering research and publications so studying for your MA at Lancaster means you are taught by leading figures in the field.

We offer you:

  • An exciting range of postgraduate programmes
  • High quality teaching
  • Comprehensive study support
  • A vibrant research community
  • Excellent learning resources
  • A friendly environment which supports your studies
  • High quality teaching

Programme Structure

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
  • Introduction to Discourse Studies
  • Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
  • Principles of Language Teaching
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Using Corpora in Language Teaching
  • Bilingualism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation
  • Pragmatics
  • Stylistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • A good second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7250 GBP per year 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.
  • Part Time (per year) EU: 3,625


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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.