Postgraduate English Language and Linguistics

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QS World University Rankings 2021 English Language & Literature Top 50

We are one of the leading centres for the study of English Language in the world. Placed in the top 50 in the QS 2023 World University Rankings, the University of Birmingham is a centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Linguistics.

We offer expert teaching and research supervision to postgraduates across a wide range of English Language disciplines, both on campus and by distance learning.

The Department is home to a variety of student run postgraduate groups. We are particularly proud of the role our postgraduates play in adding to the life of the Department; for example our postgraduate researchers often organise and run their own conferences and research forums.

We offer programmes spanning a range of English Language specialisms, and provide opportunities to study both on-campus and by distance learning. Our lively postgraduate community also offers excellent routes in to this field through our PhD and MA by Research programmes.

Postgraduate scholarships available

The College of Arts and Law is offering a range of scholarships for our postgraduate taught and research programmes to ensure that the very best talent is nurtured and supported.

Learn more about our scholarships

Yue Xhu

I really appreciated that I have had a personal tutor during the whole semester, we met in a very small group every week and had discussions with my group members. All of the questions were answered by my tutor and we felt relaxed to join in with the small group discussions. I also have a supervisor who was very responsible and patient when I was preparing my dissertation.”

Yue Zhu (Read more about Yue’s story here)

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