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Postgraduate Language and Linguistic Science

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Language and Linguistic Science at York is a dynamic and innovative department with expertise spanning the arts and sciences.

We are one of the leading centres in the UK for teaching and research in theoretical and empirical linguistics. Our major specialisms are in theoretical syntax and semantics, phonetics and phonology, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics and forensic speech science.

We offer MA programmes for those who are new to the field or have only minimal prior background:

and specialist MA programmes for those with considerable prior background:

The MA in Psycholinguistics has routes for those with minimal prior background and those who already have a more extensive background in the area.

Or, choose another course.

Our research degrees

We offer the following research degrees:

Why study Language and Linguistic Science at York

Top 10 in the UK

for studying Linguistics - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

1st in the UK

for the quality of our research according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021)

Choose your route

We offer different study routes if you have already studied linguistics at undergraduate level, or if you are new to linguistics.

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Come and visit us at an Open Day, explore our campus or chat to our students online. We host a range of events throughout the year including subject-specific events designed especially for people considering postgraduate study.

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