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Manchester Metropolitan University: Linguistics and English Language

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Languages, Linguistics and TESOL
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


Attracting students from all over the world, this versatile interdisciplinary masters aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the basis of language and linguistics, enabling you to develop a valuable insight into the relationship between language, culture and society.

The course emphasises the practical application of linguistic theories to the wider social context and aims to enhance your analytical and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of language in use. Academics who teach on the course are actively involved in current research, and they bring this experience to the classroom, using it to inform their teaching and ensuring up-to-date, relevant content on all the course units. You will also be supported throughout your studies by our excellent network of student support services, enabling the opportunity for you to achieve your full potential.

Features and Benefits - Gain the ability to communicate inter-culturally and across various social groups.

  • Develop the capacity for community involvement and social responsibility.

  • Discover the ideological and power positions embedded and coded in language use.

  • Benefit from undertaking an in-depth critical analysis of current social data from various social contexts such as the media, institutions and private spheres.

  • Learn data collection and analysis techniques, using appropriate packages where necessary (such as statistical packages and corpus tools).

  • Develops valuable employability skills, including communication skills, with the ability to construct, justify and manage an argument; team working skills; and the ability to solve problems.

  • We use multiple assessment methods (e.g. posters, oral presentations, reports) to prepare you for both the working world and further research.

  • Extra support for academic writing available to all students through The Writing Project and also specifically for International students through Coaching for Academic English.


Manchester Metropolitan University

A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from 130 countries.

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old , which is a measure of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

City centre campus in the heart of Manchester
Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain. Voted the UK’s best city to …

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