Applied Linguistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 19000
    Tuition (Year)
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

With a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in professional settings, this intensive programme draws on knowledge about language, how it works and how it affects real-life issues.

The University of Edinburgh was the first in the UK to offer a programme in applied linguistics, so you will benefit from a long-established tradition of teaching in this area, much of which is delivered by world-leading experts.

The Applied Linguistics programme offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with relevance to a wide range of professional interests. You will explore how language is used in a variety of social settings, compare language variability with social diversity and examine how knowledge about language as it is actually used can impact on people’s lives.

Note that, unlike other programmes in Applied Linguistics, one topic that we do not concentrate on is teaching pedagogy. If you are more interested in the teaching side of Applied Linguistics, please see the MSc in Language Teaching or the MSc in TESOL.

Learning outcomes

The programme aims to:

  • develop your relevant critical and analytical skills
  • prepare you for employment in the various spheres of social life where linguistics knowledge and skills play a significant part
  • help you develop interest in working at the interface between linguistics and other disciplines
  • prepare you for further study (PhD) in Applied Linguistic

At the end of the programme, you will be able to discuss issues of language description and use the knowledge you have acquired to address real-life problems, such as the teaching of languages and the use of language in specific institutional contexts.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help progress your career as a linguist in academia or as a language expert in a variety of industries such as artificial intelligence.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis
  • Issues in Applied Linguistics
  • Introduction to Language Research
Optional courses may include:
  • Special Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • Language and Identity in Bilingual Settings
  • Discourse Studies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Topics in Grammar and Discourse
  • Global Englishes
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Pragmatics

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
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Academic Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, preferably in linguistics.

We may also consider your application if you have substantial practical experience as a language professional.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19000 International
  • GBP 8500 EEA

Part-time tuition fees:

  • Home/EU: £4250
  • Overseas/International: £9500
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Funding

The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of scholarships for postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University for the 2016-2017 academic session.

Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 and will be tenable for one academic year. The scholarship will be deducted from your tuition fees.

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