The MA in English Language programme will provide an opportunity for students to specialise in English language through engaging with the most up-to-date research in the area. Taught by academics actively engaged in research in their fields the programme will particularly focus on sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language. Students will be provided with hands-on training in various methodologies in studying English Language and Linguistics. They will also develop expertise in language variation and change both from synchronic and diachronic perspectives, language issues in multilingual societies, and wider issues relating to the global spread of the English language. A careful balance between theoretical and methodological inputs and their applications in actual linguistic analyses ensures that students experience a well-rounded approach to the study of language.
"I think myself privileged to become a student of MA English Language at Liverpool Hope University. Through this course I am learning different aspects of English Languages being used worldwide. I believe that this MA will be very helpful to accomplish my career plan" - Mohammad Bhuiyan, Student MA English Language.
The course consists of taught modules (including two compulsory modules) and a research dissertation. Assessment is through coursework including essays, oral presentations, case studies, poster presentations, field research etc. Full-time students normally attend two intensive classes each week, part-time students attend one class a week; these sessions are backed up by time for wider reading, seminar preparation and assignment completion.