|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£14,950.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
an overall grade of 2:2 and above
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
Study the nuts and bolts of language: sound systems, word structure, sentence structure, and how meaning is conveyed. Learn about the different theories that have been proposed to account for human linguistic ability. In this degree you will learn what human languages share, and where they differ.
Our course will interest you if you want a formal and empirical grounding in all core areas of linguistics, and are keen to evaluate the major theoretical approaches in these disciplines.
You study topics including:
- Theoretical and descriptive phonology
- Syntactic theory
Our optional modules are in the related fields of applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings 2016 for linguistics.
If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.
Syntactic Theory I
Assignment Writing and Dissertation Preparation
Syntactic Theory II
First Language Acquisition (optional)
Phonological Development (optional)
Second Language Acquisition and Linguistics Theory (optional)
American Languages (optional)
Varieties of English (optional)
Sentence Processing (optional)
Language Rights (optional)
Language Learning (optional)
English Syntax 1 (optional)
Individual Differences in L2 Learning (optional)
Variationist Sociolinguistic Theory (optional)
Experimental Design and Analysis (optional)
Sociolinguistic Methods 1: Data Collection (optional)
Research Methods I (optional)
English Syntax 2 (optional)
Sociocultural Linguistics (optional)
The Role of Age in Bilingual Development (optional)
Variation in English II (optional)
Sociolinguistic Methods: Data Coding and Analysis (optional)
Research Methods II (optional)
Graduate Research Assignment (optional)
Language Attrition (optional)
Language in Context: From Pragmatics to Conversation Analysis (optional)
Intercultural Communication: communicating across languages and cultures (optional)
Our course can lead to careers in areas such as academic research, publishing, journalism, administration, public service and teaching. You develop key employability skills including research design, data analysis, thinking analytically, report writing and public speaking.