MRes English Language and Applied Linguistics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR6480 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. Our principal areas of research expertise are Corpus Linguistics, Stylistics and Discourse Studies, and Language Learning and Teaching. There is the opportunity to progress to PhD study.

Description of English Language and Applied Linguistics

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The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

Our principal areas of research include:

Corpus Linguistics – our work in this area incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexis–grammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

Stylistics and Discourse Studies – our work here focuses on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, the relationship between language and social class, evaluation, language and new media, everyday creativity, and multi-modal discourse.

Language Learning and Teaching – our work in this area incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies. This also includes a focus on the teaching and learning of figurative language, collocation, and business English in the context of English as a global language. We also focus on cognitive linguistics and its applications to language learning and teaching

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 6480 Year (Non-EEA)

Applied Linguistics PhD (sandwich or modular) - the annual fee is £3,996. The fee will be payable each year for between four years (minimum registration) and six years (maximum registration). Students who go into Writing Up after 4 or 5 years will pay a nominal continuation fee (the same as for the full-time PhD).

Start date  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Key facts

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Duration: PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MLitt 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time; MA by Research 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; Sandwich and modular PhDs in Applied Linguistics 46 years part-time

Start date: Starting dates can be negotiated

Our principal areas of research expertise include:

Corpus Linguistics - our work here incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexisgrammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

Discourse Studies - we focus on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, evaluation, and multi-modal discourse. In turn, much of our work on Language Learning and Teaching incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies.

We also focus on innovation in education, learning strategies and the acquisition of metaphor in the context of English as a global language.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)

Requirements for English Language and Applied Linguistics

2.1 (Hons) in a relevant field

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
  • TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test

Work Experience for English Language and Applied Linguistics

No work experience is required.

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