MA in English Language and Linguistics (by Distance Learning)


The MA in English Language and Linguistics offers you the opportunity to develop your linguistic skills and knowledge and to focus on the areas of linguistics or English language study that interest you the most.  You will also acquire advanced research skills to enable independent scholarly enquiry.  Studying this course by distance learning means that you will be able to study at the location and time of day that suits you most, within a structured and supportive framework.

Our next intake starts on Monday 29 September 2014. The deadline for the receipt of applications, along with all supporting documentation, is Wednesday 17 September 2014. Click here to apply online.

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Course fees and payment options – how much does the course cost and how can you pay?

Entry requirements and how to apply – the process explained


For more information, contact the Distance Learning Team at or by telephone to +44 (0) 116 252 2293


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MA in English Language and Linguistics (by Distance Learning)

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We are delighted to congratulate our student Abbi Gore, who was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Student of the Year as well as Student Ambassador of the Year at a ceremony at the Percy Gee Students' Union on 18th June.