Linguistics and English Language

MSc English Language

Study the phonology, syntax, semantics, and development of the English Language

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Programme suspended (2020 entry)

We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students. We are working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, but we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer this programme for entry in 2020.

Applications for the next intake typically open in October.

You may also be interested in MSc Linguistics which is available for entry in September 2020.

MSc Linguistics

Why English Language at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 1st in the UK (and 3rd in the world) for Linguistics and 3rd in the UK (and 9th in the world) for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings by subject 2020).
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK
  • 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

Programme overview

Delve deeper into the structure of the English language’s phonology, syntax and semantics and modern and historical development

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

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