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The Department of Linguistics and English Language is one of the largest Linguistics centres in Britain.
We offer a range of taught Masters, ranging from English Language and Linguistics Studies to our new Digital Language and Literacies programme, including our internationally renowned teaching qualifications.
We also welcome PhD and MPhil students and offer both traditional PhDs and more structured courses designed for part-time and distance learning. We offer maximum support to all postgraduate students via:
+ a postgraduate study skills course dedicated to Linguistics students
+ access to activities in our research centres
+ specialised research methods courses
+ modules from across the Department to add breadth to studies
Our research is internationally renowned. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) 85% of our research was internationally recognised and 20% classified as world leading. Currently the Department hosts active research groups in areas such as critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, language and gender, language testing, literacy, pragmatics and stylistics, and second language acquisition. These involve postgraduate students and staff.
The University Library contains one of the best holdings in Linguistics in the country. There is a phonetics laboratory and we also have our own specialist computer laboratories for teaching and research.
Our language graduates are employed worldwide in media, education and a range of related careers, as well as in academia. English teachers trained with us hold posts in most countries in the world, both in teaching and in policy development, whilst graduates of the MA in Language Testing are in demand at a high level in institutions from curriculum development centres to the Ministry of Defence.
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This degree brings together the strengths of the former Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) MA degrees, which it replaces. Read more
The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. Read more
This innovative web-based programme is designed for English language teachers with at least two years’ experience in the field. In the course you work together with fellow students from different parts of the world in a supportive online learning environment. Read more