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In Applied Linguistics, we draw on knowledge about language, how it works and how it is used in order to contribute to real life issues. We examine language use in a variety of social settings (e.g. language use in everyday conversation, in educational settings, in medical settings, etc.). We focus on language variability (e.g. bilingualism, accents, dialects, etc.) versus social diversity (e.g. gender, class, ethnicity, etc.). And we consider how knowledge about language as it is actually used in real social settings can (be made to) impact on people's lives.
The programme offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with relevance to a wide range of professional interests.
Aims of the programme are to:
* educate language professionals with relevant critical and analytic skills;
* prepare students for employment in the various spheres of social life where linguistics knowledge and skills play a significant part;
* help students develop interest in working at the interface between linguistics and other disciplines;
* prepare students for further study (PhD) in Applied Linguistics.
* At the end of the programme, students are able not only to discuss issues of language description, but also to use the knowledge they have acquired to address real-life problems such as the teaching of languages and the use of language(s) in specific institutional contexts.
The programme divides into two parts: a taught component, corresponding to the Diploma, and a dissertation component. Progression to dissertation is conditional on successful completion of the taught component. The dissertation requirement, if successfully met, leads to the award of the MSc in Applied Linguistics.
The taught component of the programme divides into two parts. The first part, conveniently termed core courses, introduces students to the basic concepts, issues and methods in Linguistics. This part of the programme is compulsory. In the second part of the taught component, conveniently termed options, each student chooses from a pool of available courses and, under guidance, tailors a programme to suit their particular interests.
The dissertation consists of a piece of independent research of around 15,000 words intended to demonstrate knowledge of the literature and research skills in a particular area of Applied Linguistics.
The two minimal entry requirements are: a good first degree, preferably in Linguistics; substantial practical experience as a language professional. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, candidates are asked to submit a personal statement.
English Language Requirements
* IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each section)
* TOEFL 600 (with 55 in each section plus 4.0 in TWE)
* TOEFL 250 in CBT (with 21 in each section)
* TOEFL-iBT 100 (with at least 20 in each section)
* CPE Grade A
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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