University of Kent
School of European Culture and Languages
English Language and Linguistics (ELL), founded in 2010, is the newest department of the School of European Culture and ). We have a strong team of research-active staff, a lively teaching and research culture with regular seminars by staff and visiting speakers, and Erasmus teaching and research links with, among others, Switzerland (Berne), Netherlands (Nijmegen) and Spain (Autonomous University of Madrid).
This programme is designed for those looking to explore, in depth, the theory and methodology of linguistics; from the study of sound (phonetics and phonology) to the study of words, sentences and meaning (morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics). The programme also offers options on sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and language learning and teaching, allowing you to delve deeper into your own areas of interest. The programme offers a smooth transition to doctoral work for those who wish to pursue further study.
You take a total of four modules over the autumn and spring terms. The compulsory modules provide a solid grounding in linguistic theory and methodology, while a range of optional modules either develop themes from the Principles of Language compulsory module, or explore the relationship between language and other disciplines. You also write one 15,000-word dissertation on a topic you select in consultation with your supervisor
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 4950 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 12030 GBP