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Manchester Metropolitan University: Linguistics and English Studies

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


MA Linguistics and English Studies is an interdisciplinary degree which blends topics and approaches from MA English Studies and MA Linguistics and English Language, allowing you to develop your skills and interests across intersections between linguistics, society, film, literature and television.

You’ll have a choice of units across, and be taught by academics from, both MA Linguistics and English Language and MA English Studies. You’ll be offered a flexible course of study with two pathways available, providing you with the freedom to choose a course of study that closely matches your interests.

You’ll be taught by research active staff, many of whom are internationally recognised for their academic expertise. Research specialisms that inform what you’ll be taught on this course are as diverse as multimodal language teaching, the linguistic discourse of health, and Gothic literature and TV.

Features and Benefits - Appreciation of the inherent variation within language and the concept of language change over time.

  • Develop an understanding of how language is used across different social groups, improving your ability to communicate effectively.

  • Enables the discovery of ideological and power positions embedded and coded in language use.

  • Emphasises in-depth critical analysis of current social data from various social contexts.

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

  • The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies was launched in 2013 to capitalise on the expertise of a high number of internationally renowned Gothic scholars housed in the Department of English. Founding Centre Head, Linnie Blake along with Xavier Aldana Reyes and Sorcha Ni Fhlainn form the Centre's core members.

  • The Writing Project provides extra support for academic writing, with specific support 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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