Philosophy of Language PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
1 year
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Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example linguistics, English language, English literature, philosophy,
  • sociology or politics. Related areas such as history, cultural theory and TEFL are also acceptable.
  • Applicants without these backgrounds will be considered on the basis of appropriate experience in one of the above areas, or some professional experience in teaching English, demonstrating some familiarity with linguistic analysis and metalanguage.
  • Applicants without a good first degree may be required to provide written evidence (for example an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.
  • Applicants should also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking masters-level study and sustained academic work.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall.


  • Grammar and the English Language
  • Semantics: Word Meaning
  • Pragmatics, Meaning and Truth
  • Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

One from:

  • Discourses of Culture
  • Semantics/Pragmatics Interface: Approaches to the Study of Meaning
  • Cultural and Critical Theory module

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