12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £10,840 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. It provides an ideal opportunity for detailed study, whether in the traditional core areas of English language or linguistics, or in other areas such as psycholinguistics or sociolinguistics.
The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies. You also complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience, and undertake a dissertation of 16,000–24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research. Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training.
Dissertation supervision is available in the following areas: syntax; phonology; semantics; pragmatics; sociolinguistics; L1 and L2 acquisition; the evolution of language; history of English; English dialects; World Englishes; English place names.
You may also attend lectures and seminars for approved taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules (without assessment).
At least an upper-second-class Honours degree or equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. International students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place. A research proposal or sample composition should be included with your application. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Ms Kay McArdle
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 7199
This programme is within the subject area of English Literature, Language and Creative Writing.