Our MA Linguistics master's course is a flexible programme that aims to explore the breadth and the depth of linguistics. It builds on the widest range of teaching and research expertise, covering all aspects of theoretical and descriptive linguistics, including:
- Discourse and conversation analysis
- Historical linguistics
- Cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics
- Computational and corpus linguistics
- Field linguistics
- The documentation and description of endangered languages.
- Grammatical Theory (compulsory);
- Phonetics and Phonology (compulsory);
- Semantics and Pragmatics;
- The Sociolinguistics of English.
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£10500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£10500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the School's funding page where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme. See also the University's postgraduate funding database to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities. For University of Manchester graduates, the Manchester Alumni Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a First within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course. The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups. Postgraduate 1+3 funding is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application.