Oxford University has a long tradition of English Language study and offers excellent facilities, including the extensive resources of the Bodleian library. Those teaching on the M.St course are internationally reputed experts in fields which range from the early history of English to its uses as a global language in the 21st century. English lexicography is a particularly strong area of expertise: Oxford University Press, which produces a range of dictionaries including the Oxford English Dictionary, offers a small number of internships each year to students with a special interest in dictionaries and dictionary making.
Funding support is available through the Faculty’s News International Scholarships, which pay the full cost of tuition plus a maintenance grant of approximately £9000. (The scheme is competitive, but all applicants for the M.St will automatically be considered.)
The course convenors are Professor Deborah Cameron (Worcester College) and Professor Lynda Mugglestone (Pembroke College). Other Faculty members who contribute to the teaching of the MSt are Professor Charlotte Brewer, Dr Simon Horobin and Professor Suzanne Romaine. All are actively involved in English Language research, specializing in various aspects of the history, structure and uses of the language.
In addition to the courses provided specifically for the MSt in English Language, graduate students are able to attend lectures and research seminars offered by the Linguistics Faculty. They have access to the extensive holdings of the Bodleian Library, the English Faculty Library and the linguistics collection of the Taylorian Library.
Applications to begin the course in October 2012 are open from September 2011 to March 2012. For further details, how to apply, and where to address queries, please visit: