M.Litt. in English Language and Linguistics

in English Language and Linguistics

Welcome to our MLitt programme in English Language and Linguistics, launched in 2011, which is taking applications now. We offer students tuition delivered by specialist staff with extensive research expertise across a wide range of areas within English Language and Linguistics.

The MLitt programme is centred around advanced study of the English language, and covers both theoretical approaches to linguistics and the application of these techniques in a broader cultural context. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the way language works, with a particular focus on the structures and varieties of English, both contemporary and historical. You’ll develop advanced skills to help you explore more detailed topics according to your own research interests, and learn to conduct your own research.

Follow the links to see details of the programme structure and the staff involved in delivering the teaching on the programme.

Who is the M.Litt. for?

The MLitt programme is suitable both for students keen to further their knowledge of English Language and Linguistics and for those who plan to move on to carry out advanced research.

What can the M.Litt. lead to?

Postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are much sought-after by students across the world, providing a grounding in theories and methods essential for a range of research and teaching careers in disciplines including English Studies, Education, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes.

Students with postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are prized for their excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyse and synthesise information rapidly and accurately. They are generally very adaptable and go on to a wide range of careers in all sectors of the economy, such as: private and public sector management, marketing and advertising, government administration, journalism, banking and finance.



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