University of Edinburgh

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World University Rankings 2018
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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

English Language

Language is a highly structured system of communication in which complex and elusive meanings are encoded in sequences of sounds travelling through air, or of letters written on pages. The English language has a well-recorded history of more than 1,000 years and its changes can be traced through written materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to text messages, and more recently, through recordings of spoken English. Using techniques from modern linguistics, you will analyse the structure of written and spoken English and will explore how the language has changed in the course of its history. You can also study modern-day varieties of English and Scots and identify the similarities and differences between the features of English and other languages.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (Hons)/MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Central area campus,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £18,800
  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (Hons)/MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Central area campus,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Whole course £19,900