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Undergraduate Degrees

As one of the largest departments of Linguistics in the UK, we offer a wide range of BA (Hons) degrees right across the fields of English Language and Linguistics. Several modules focus on aspects of text and discourse (e.g. Corporate Communication; Discourse Analysis – Looking at Language in Use; Stylistics; The Language of Advertising; Forensic Linguistics).

For more information on pursuing an undergraduate with us, please visit the undergraduate study webpage.

Masters Programmes

We have an exciting range of postgraduate programmes, both campus-based and by distance. Students benefit from working with staff with international research reputations. Several of our MA modules focus on topics relating to text and discourse  (e.g. Introduction to Discourse Studies; Corpus Linguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Language, Literacies and Digital Communication; Pragmatics; Stylistics).

We offer a Masters degree specifically in Discourse Studies as well as contribute to degree schemes in language and linguistics.  For more information on our MA degrees, please visit the following MA webpage.

PhD Study

Our doctoral programmes have a history of outstanding, and sometimes award-winning, doctoral theses, both on our PhD Linguistics by Research Only, and on our partially taught PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.

For information on studying for a doctoral degree, please visit the PhD webpage.

Visiting Researchers and PG Students

The department welcomes applications from academic staff or students from other universities who wish to spend a period of up to 12 months at Lancaster to engage in language-related research.

For more information on becoming a Visiting Researcher or a Visiting Student, please visit our Visitors webpage.