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English Language and Literary Studies


Course Description

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. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.

It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Optional Modules

Bilingualism
Cognitive Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Critical Discourse Analysis
English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
Forensic Linguistics
Introduction to Discourse Studies
Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Sociophonetics
Stylistics
Learning and Teaching in Digitally Mediated Spaces
Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
Plus Literary Studies modules

Note that modules can change for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.

Visit the English Language and Literary Studies page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

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Geoffrey Leech Scholarships - 2 Awards

These scholarships for MA study were set up by the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster to mark the retirement of Professor Geoffrey Leech. Geoff Leech is one of our most eminent and long-serving colleagues, and internationally renowned for his pioneering work in modern English grammar, stylistics, and corpus linguistics. As co-author of the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language and the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, he is one of the foremost authorities on the English language. The scholarships are for study on any of the MA programmes listed above.Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
Suitability for the programme applied for
Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally
Financial need.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate

Eligibility

The Geoffrey Leech Scholarships are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants. Two scholarships will be awarded each year. The value of each award will be equivalent to the UK/EU tuition fees, but non-UK/EU students may also apply.

Application Procedure

After you have applied for one of our Lancaster-based MA programmes and have accepted an offer of a place, you will need to write a formal request to be considered for the scholarship. This should be no more than 500 words and make a case for receiving the award with reference to the criteria listed above (and any others which you feel are relevant). Please include enough detail about your financial situation to allow the Department to assess your need. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Scholarship applications must be forwarded, no later than Monday 30th May 2011, to:-

Mrs Marjorie Wood
Postgraduate Secretary
Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YT

Tel: (+44) 01524 593028
Fax: (+44) 01524 843085
E-mail:

Further Information

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm


(Scholarship)

Linguistics and English Language MA Scholarship - Single Award

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
Suitability for the programme applied for
Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally
Financial need.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1500

Eligibility

The Scholarship is open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants

Application Procedure

After you have applied for one of our Lancaster-based MA programmes and have accepted an offer of a place, you will need to write a formal request to be considered for the scholarship. This should be no more than 500 words and make a case for receiving the award with reference to the criteria listed above (and any others which you feel are relevant). Please include enough detail about your financial situation to allow the Department to assess your need. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Scholarship applications must be forwarded, no later than Monday 30th May 2011, to:-

Mrs Marjorie Wood
Postgraduate Secretary
Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YT

Tel: (+44) 01524 593028
Fax: (+44) 01524 843085
E-mail:

Further Information

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm


(Scholarship)

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership Studentship - Single Award

The award is for a Research Preparation Masters. It covers maintenance costs and UK/EU tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£9,420 (2010-11 rate - 2011-12 to be announced)

Eligibility

The awards are available to UK/EU applicants - EU students receive tuition fee only (please see AHRC for information on student eligibility). Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards must hold a firm offer of a place on an MA programme.

Application Procedure

Deadline: Friday 25th March 2011

The application form and further details can be accessed through the web link below.

Further Information

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm



Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

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