Linguistics and English Language

MSc Linguistics

Gain the skills needed to engage in linguistics research

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Important

Information in this section has been updated to reflect any changes to the programme for 2020 entry.

Further information for prospective students who have applied to study with us:

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Why study Linguistics at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2020).
  • Linguistics research at Edinburgh ranks 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes one of the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK
  • You will be taught by world-class experts in Linguistics, Psychology and other related subject areas at the University

Programme overview

Gain intellectual and practical skills to engage in linguistics research, either for its own sake, or as part of cross-disciplinary research

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 further study and a career using linguistics

When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to MSc applications, find out how this works

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

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