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English Language, MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
As well as being interested in the study of change in English, we have a strong tradition of investigating different varieties of the language, including Scots, distinct dialects of English, and international variations. Join the English Language programme at The University of Edinburgh.
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Overview

The English language has a well-recorded history of more than 1,000 years and its changes can be traced through written materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to text messages, and more recently, through recordings of spoken English.

Using techniques from modern linguistics, you will analyse the structure of written and spoken English and will explore how the language has changed in the course of its history.

In the English Language programme at The University of Edinburgh, you can also study modern-day varieties of English and Scots and identify the similarities and differences between the features of English and other languages.

Career opportunities

Popular career paths for English language graduates include journalism, publishing, PR, advertising, and, with additional training, speech and language therapy. You can also train to teach English in the UK or abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • English Historical Syntax
  • Global Englishes
  • Stylistics
  • Scots and Scottish English
  • Middle English

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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