Language in Society
University of Essex
Key Course Facts
In what way does society influence the way that we use language? And conversely, how far does the way we use language influence society? Can language use impact the class system? Sexism? Mental health?
On our MA Language in Society, you address questions like these through exploration of the stylistic, cognitive and functional aspects of language variation and change. We familiarise you with the foundations of contemporary sociolinguistics, including:
Language variation and change
Ethnography of speaking
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Language in Society, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Language in Society MA
|England UK||£8760||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8760||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8760||year 1|
Additional fee information
Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Essex
The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.
Student composition of University of Essex
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Sociolinguistics MA||The University of York||-||-||-||£8040||£18240||-||York||On campus Part-time|
|Language in Society MA||University of Essex||-||-||-||£8760||£18800||-||Colchester||On campus Part-time|
|Language in Context MA||University of Brighton||-||-||-||-||-||-||Brighton||On campus Part-time|
|Sociolinguistics PgDip||Newcastle University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|