Study linguistics and communication at an advanced level while also gaining valuable transferable skills such as high-level critical thinking, analysis and problem solving, together with independent research skills.
Research with impact
Nationally, we’re ranked in the UK top 10 for English Language and Literature, with 86% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Top 100 worldwide
Globally, we’re positioned in the top 100 universities for the study of English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
92% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
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Language and Linguistics
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Language and Communication Research
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Applying our research to important social challenges, we use linguistic theory and a wide range of methods to explore how language works as a system, and how it is used to define identity and reflect and mould attitudes.
Our field-leading Centre for Language and Communication Research has built an international reputation in sociolinguistics, professional and critical discourse analysis, multimodal communication, language acquisition and loss, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, corpus linguistics and formulaic language. Pursue your PhD or MPhil ambitions in this dynamic environment.
Study in the heart of our leafy city centre campus at the John Percival Building, with easy access to the University’s magnificent Special Collections and Archives in the adjacent Arts and Social Sciences Library.
Dive into the diversity of English literature and discover connections across popular culture and theory or hone your Creative Writing talent with our professional writers.
HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.
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