The MA in Applied Linguistics is intended for experienced teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional and academic standing. It is particularly suitable for teachers who would like to move into higher education, management or teacher education. We also offer a distance learning programme over 2.5 years.
Full time: Home and EU students - £6,840
Overseas students - £13,665
Part time: Home/EU: £3, 420
Overseas: £970 per module, £2,910 dissertation (DL only)Not specified
Students on the MA in Applied Linguistics take six taught 20-credit modules. The first three modules are taught in the SeptemberDecember term and the second three modules are taught in the JanuaryMarch term. Students also write a 12,000-word dissertation (from April to September).
In addition, there are two non-assessed components in the programme. All students take a short course Introduction to the Bank of English, which introduces them to the 400 million-word Cobuild Bank of English corpus, an invaluable collection of authentic language data against which theory, intuition and pedagogic materials can be measured. Students who have not previously been educated through the medium of English also have the opportunity to take a course in Academic English.
The core modules are as follows:
Describing Language (20 credits)
This module includes the study of lexis and of Systemic-Functional grammar. This gives you the tools to describe and analyse language in a range of settings.
Social and Psychological Aspects of Language (20 credits)
Discourse Culture and Communication (20 credits)
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (20 credits)
Students then choose two optional (20 credit) modules that can focus on their chosen area of application. The teaching of specific options will depend, to some extent, upon staff availability and levels of student interest (for example, it would not be viable to run an option for just one student), but options would commonly include:
Under the guidance of a supervisor, students produce a 12,000-word dissertation on an area of interest of their own choosing. The dissertation carries 60 credits.
We welcome applications from candidates with a good Honours degree in English, or its equivalent, to work for PhD or MPhil degrees in all the principal areas of English Literature and Modern English Language.
No work experience is required.
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