Department of Language and Linguistics

Masters study

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The world in one place

90% of our Department of Language and Linguistics students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020). 

If you want to delve deeper, scrutinise and rigorously test the accepted thinking in language and linguistics, welcome home. We expect you to debate and engage with our research community, contributing to knowledge in the discipline.

Our research feeds directly into what we teach you in the classroom to ensure you have the best learning experience. Your classes are small so you benefit from intensive, personal teaching and throughout your course, you have access to our great facilities, including a state-of-the-art interpreting lab with equipment matching that of the UN.

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Explore our Master's courses
Why choose us?
  • We're are the only UK university to offer MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling
  • Ranked 14th in the UK for linguistics (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Great facilities, including interpreting lab with equipment matching that of the UN
"My course at Essex was the perfect preparation and launchpad for my career. The first-rate facilities and teaching made for a great learning experience. I also had great fun working with fellow students from all over the world on an array of projects."
Max Green MA Translation, interpreting and subtitling

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We'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex, if you're one of our graduates, studied abroad with us, or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees.

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