Nottingham Trent University
Linguistics (by Research) MA
Nottingham Trent University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course gives you the opportunity to pursue research in the field of linguistics. It comprises independent research, and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.

You will join a thriving postgraduate community of researchers in Linguistics, and a unique student support structure with a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors. Linguistics has a proud record of excellence in research. Our colleagues are leading authorities in their respective research specialisms. They contribute actively to the School’s research ethos, produce journal articles and books, and present at national and international conferences.

The majority of the marks awarded for this course are for the dissertation. You will have an individual supervisor allocated who will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation. You will also be encouraged to publish your work and present at conferences.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Linguistics (by Research), MA.

UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent. You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience. applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5.


Tuition Fees Linguistics (by Research) MA

England UK £3750 year 1
Northern Ireland £3750 year 1
Scotland £3750 year 1
Wales £3750 year 1
EU £7750 year 1
International £7750 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Nottingham Trent University in top UK and global rankings.

See all university rankings of Nottingham Trent University

What students say about studying Linguistics in the UK?

  • How I Really Feel About My Major | UCLA Linguistics Student
  • Majoring in Linguistics: My experience at university
  • What You Should Know Before Going Into Linguistics
  • writing/linguistics student: days before exams // york u online 2020

About Nottingham Trent University

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University, also known as NTU, has four separate campuses spread throughout Nottinghamshire, with the main City Campus being located right in the heart of Nottingham. NTU is particularly recognised in British academia for having some of the best post-graduation employment statistics of any university in the UK, with the Institution helping more than 94% of their students get started in their chosen field.

  • NUA campus life
  • Yomi's Top Tips for Your Move to NTU
  • Nathan de Bruyn – NTU Chemistry Student
  • Sheku Kanneh Mason's advice for our graduating Class of 2020
  • What is it like to study at Norwich University of the Arts? - by US student Kyra Vergho

Where is this programme taught

Clifton Campus
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Glasgow 87% 5% 0% £27750 £70480 196 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 83% 0% 1% £27750 £70480 196 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Ulster University 60% 0% 5% £9250 £15360 144 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 77% 0% 5% £9250 £13842 106 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Essex 70% 0% 10% £9250 £16850 126 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 76% 0% 10% £9250 £16850 110 Colchester On campus Full-time
University College London 88% 15% 0% £9250 £23300 196 London On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 78% 0% 5% £9000 £19200 155 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University College London 82% 15% 0% £9250 £23300 190 London On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 0% 5% £9250 £16850 126 Colchester On campus Full-time