Full time & Part time See Course MA 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Are you fascinated by language and communication? The MA in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University is the perfect programme for you! As the first university in the UK to offer this MA, you'll learn from world-leading experts in corpus linguistics and related fields like health and science communication. Gain a solid foundation in key theories and applications of Discourse Studies through core modules, and even tailor your degree to your specific interests in your dissertation. With outstanding resources like fully equipped labs, you'll develop highly detailed analysis skills to help individuals and organizations communicate effectively. Join us and become an expert in communication!

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Why Lancaster?

  • Study at the first university in the UK to offer an MA Discourse Studies
  • Be inspired by our world-leading experts in corpus linguistics and related areas such as health and science communication
  • Join our Discourse & Text (DisTex) research group and benefit from a host of additional events, talks and activities to complement and enhance your course
  • Enjoy the flexibility of designing part of your degree based on your specific interests
  • Make the most of our outstanding resources including fully equipped labs for eye-tracking, phonetics and child language analysis
  • Use your degree as a stepping stone to become an expert in communication in the public or private sector

Language is at the heart of human behaviour. We’ll show you methods and techniques for highly detailed analysis of communication, so that you can identify what works and what doesn’t, and help individuals and organisations get their message across more effectively.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects.

We also welcome applicants from other subject backgrounds with linguistic knowledge commensurate with an undergraduate degree

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.


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