Why Oxford?

There are several different courses at Oxford which allow you to study linguistics.

Undergraduate level:

At the undergraduate level it must be studied alongside another subject, either a modern language (Modern Languages & Linguistics, a.k.a. MLL), or one of psychology or philosophy, as part of the PPL degree (Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics).

Listen to our students at both undergraduate and graduate level share their experiences at our faculty!

Graduate level:

At the graduate level, we have three different taught master’s degrees and a doctoral degree. At Master’s level, you can choose a one-year MSt programme or a two-year MPhil programme, while at doctoral level, we offer three-year DPhil programme. If you want to learn more about them, please follow the links below.

We have a lot of facilities and do very interesting and varied research.

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Open Days

The University hosts three Open Days a year (two days back-to-back in the summer, and one in the autumn), where you can learn more about linguistics and meet academics from the Faculty. Since at Oxford linguistics is always studied alongside another subject, we have a presence at the open days for Modern Languages and for Experimental Psychology/PPL. For the time being, our Open Days will be happening virtually. In 2021, they will take place on 30 June, 1 July, and 17 September. See the University Open Days page here for the latest information.


Each year the Faculty participates in the University’s UNIQ summer school, where we run a totally free week-long programme of events for 12 school students from the UK. You will learn about linguistics as well as about life as a student at Oxford, and about how the admissions process works so that you will feel more comfortable making a competitive application. More information about UNIQ and how to apply can be found here.