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

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The English Language MScR programme at the University of Edinburgh offers a unique opportunity to delve into the study of English language in great depth. Tailored for students with a strong background in English, this research-focused programme allows you to specialize in a chosen area of synchronic or diachronic study. You'll have the chance to write a dissertation on a topic of your choosing, with guidance from expert supervisors and research methodology training. Additionally, you can choose from a wide range of taught courses to enhance your knowledge. Ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality, this programme is a great choice for aspiring linguists.

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Research profile

This programme offers the opportunity to focus in detail on an area of your choosing in the synchronic or diachronic study of English, while still being able to take some taught courses. It is intended for those who already have a good background in the study of English, typically from undergraduate study.

This is one of two MSc by Research programmes offered in Linguistics and English Language. You should choose this programme if you wish to specialise in an area of English language or English linguistics.

Linguistics & English Language at Edinburgh is rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

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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.


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