Applied Linguistics MA, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16380
    Tuition (Year)
    7650
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This programme is intended for anyone interested in the application of language research to language pedagogy, and for teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional standing. All students on this programme are introduced to the 400 million-word Bank of English corpus, an invaluable collection of authentic language data against which theory, intuition and pedagogic materials.

About

You will study four core modules:

  • Describing Language
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
  • Discourse, Culture and Communication
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

You will also choose two optional modules from a wide range and complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

In addition, there are two non-assessed components in the programme:

  • All students will take a short course – Introduction to the Bank of English – which introduces you 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
  • You may also take a course in Academic Writing. Those whose first language is not English are particularly encouraged to follow this course.

You will do a total of six assessed pieces of coursework over the year. For assessment purposes, one of the modules you take during the spring term will be ‘linked’ with the Research Methods module – that is, you will produce a piece of work in the field covered by that module, but with a particular focus on research methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
  • Language and Literature: Key Topics in Stylistics
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Syllabus and Materials Design-
  • Business English
  • Cognitive Approaches to Discourse Analysis
  • Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discourse for Teachers
  • English as a Global Language
  • Issues and Approaches in English for Academic Purposes
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language and New Media
  • Language and Politics
  • Language, Style and Identity
  • Language Teaching Observation and Practice
  • Language Testing
  • Narrative Analysis in Film and Fiction
  • Teacher Training

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    3rd of July deadline refers only to the international students.

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Translation Studies, TEFL/TESL/TESOL, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants for this programme must also have at least one year’s language teaching experience. Less experienced language teachers will benefit from our MA TESOL programme. 

Pearson Test of English - score 59

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16380 International
  • GBP 7650 EU/EEA

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loan - A loan of up to £10,280 available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

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