Our Masters courses

We have a strong community of literary-linguistics Masters students at the University of Sheffield, drawn from two MA courses in the School of English. Depending on their individual interests and needs, students can pursue a literary-linguistics pathway through either the MA in English Literature or the MA in English Language and Linguistics.

The MA in English Language and Linguistics: Literary Linguistics Pathway

14391Our MA in English Language and Linguistics is designed to equip students with the essential research skills they need to pursue advanced study across a range of linguistic topics. Alongside this core training, the MA offers specialist modules in literary-linguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and theoretical linguistics, giving students the ability to tailor-make their own programme of study.

The Literary Linguistics pathway through the MA in English Language and Linguistics includes two modules dedicated to the interface of literary study and linguistics, taught by our team of interdisciplinary researchers: Literary Language: History and Culture; and Literary Language: Narrative and Cognition. Students can choose to pursue a Dissertation in literary linguistics, working closely with one of our expert supervisors, and they also have the opportunity to mix-and-match modules from other areas of the School of English and across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

To find out more about this Masters course, click here.

The MA in English Literature: Literary Linguistics Pathway

A second option for students wishing to study literary linguistics at postgraduate level is the Literary Linguistics pathway through the MA in English Literature. This programme offers a diverse range of modules in all aspects of literary theory and history and once again includes our two interdisciplinary courses: Literary Language: History and Culture; and Literary Language: Narrative and Cognition.

This pathway is particularly suitable for students who wish to continue studying a specific aspect of English literature alongside their literary-linguistic interests. Further details on this MA are available here.



The Faculty of Arts and Humanities funds dozens of talented Masters students across its six departments each year. Further information about the sources of funding available and how to apply can be found here.