Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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The English Language MSc programme at the University of Edinburgh offers an intensive exploration of the structure, history, and variations of the English language. Taught by world-leading experts, you will gain a deep understanding of phonology, syntax, and semantics, as well as current varieties of English and approaches to linguistic study. With a range of optional courses available, you can tailor the programme to your interests, covering topics such as historical linguistics, dialects of English, and cognitive linguistics. This programme prepares you for further research or a career as an English language specialist. Join our renowned academic community and unlock your language expertise.

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Programme description

This intensive programme will enable you to delve deeper into the structure of the English language’s:

  • phonology
  • syntax and semantics
  • modern and historical development

Key research areas

Joining an internationally acclaimed centre for research and teaching in the linguistic study of English, you will explore in depth a global language with a rich history and great social and geographical variation. You will be taught by world-leading experts who will give you a detailed awareness of the ways in which English is used in Britain and around the world.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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Where is University of Edinburgh


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