Postgraduate study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a range of postgraduate qualifications, ranging from graduate certificates to PhD programmes.

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a range of study options beyond Bachelor's level. These include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, Honours degrees, Master's degrees, and PhDs.

For information about the PhD programme, see the PhD page.


Applied Linguistics

Enhance your Bachelor's degree with postgraduate study and gain advanced knowledge and skills in Applied Linguistics.


Build on your degree and advance your linguistic knowledge and skills with postgraduate study. Find out more about Linguistics.


Enhance your career prospects—get advanced knowledge and skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Explore TESOL.


Graduate qualifications

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Linguistics only)

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Linguistics combines 400-level courses for graduates with a BA in Linguistics. For further information, refer to the Bachelor of Arts with Honours or read more about studying Linguistics at postgraduate level.

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics or TESOL)

For those who have already completed an undergraduate degree, the GDipArts provides a graduate qualification in Linguistics or TESOL without having to complete another Bachelor’s degree. Please contact either the Linguistics Programme Director or the TESOL Programme Director for more information.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a one-trimester (12-week) introductory programme in TESOL teaching for graduates. No previous teaching experience is required.

Postgraduate qualifications

As mentioned above, we are renaming our 180-point Master of Arts programmes in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and TESOL. They will now be called the Master of Linguistics, the Master of Applied Linguistics, and the Master of TESOL.

TESOL exit qualifications

Embedded within the TESOL programme, we offer two smaller exit qualifications, which draw on courses from the programme:

MA by thesis

The 120-point Master of Arts (by thesis) is also available for applicants who have completed prior graduate or postgraduate study in the relevant subject.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics)