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MA in English Language

The Programme


Persons interested in English Language usage in Public Media, Editors, English Language Trainers and Teachers at the Post-secondary level (especially for courses such as CAPE Communication Studies, UWI courses such as UC010, UC120/FD10A/FD14A, and equivalent courses at Teachers' Colleges, and other universities and tertiary institutions).


The programme is designed to give students a sound technical knowledge of the structure and usage of English. You will also gain a grasp of the social issues surrounding its use both within the Caribbean and around the world, and the competence to design and teach English language courses at the post-secondary level.

Qualifications for Entry

A University degree (a minimum of Lower Second Class Honours) or any qualification adjudged by the university to be equivalent.


20 months. The programme will be offered only on a part-time basis through face-to-face delivery, online delivery and distance/reading.

Programme Requirements

UWI Foundation Linguistics courses:

  • L10A – Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • L10B – Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
  • L23A – Sociology of Language
  • L23B – Sociolinguistics


Be able to establish that you have a grasp of the fundamentals of Linguistics:

Plus 8 Graduate level courses, each worth 3 credits. To graduate with an M.A. in the English Language, a student needs 24 credits.

  • LG600 – Advanced Academic English Language Skills
  • L61C – Principles and Methods of English Language Teaching
  • L61F – The Content of the Tertiary Level English Language Courses
  • L62A – Comparative Caribbean English-lexicon Creole
  • L63B – The Sociolinguistics of (West Indian) Language and Society
  • L64A – The Grammar of English
  • L64B – World Englishes
  • L64F – The Pronunciation and Spelling of English OR
  • L64G – Discourse Styles of English

Programme Cost


If you have any questions or need more information, you may contact our office at:

935–8952 or jlu@uwimona.edu.jm

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