Applied Linguistics, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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Cardiff University ,
The Applied Linguistics course at Cardiff University offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.
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  • Fees and funding


Special Features

The Centre for Language and Communication Research has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodal communication, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, and formulaic language.

Course Description

The MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics at Cardiff University is a full time programme with modules taught over two semesters (leading to the PG Diploma or Stage 1 of the MA), followed by a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September (for Stage 2 of the MA). Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years and four months.

Course Structure

The modular programme incorporates three broad areas of study: research methodology; language description and comparison; and specialised topics in language and social life, foreign language teaching and multimodality. Students may select from the range of options, as specified below, after consultation with tutors. In certain cases, students may be asked to take a particular module, in the light of their previous academic background and experience and in view of their future careers.

Special Feature:

  • A well-established reputation in a number of teaching and research areas related to sociolinguistics, lexicogrammar, phonology, language education and computational linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Discourse and Social Interaction
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Current Issues in Sociolinguistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Second Language Development and Pedagogy
  • Text and Social Context

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Entry Requirements
  • First or upper Second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.
  • Suitable for graduates in language-related disciplines, or with relevant language-related experience, including language teaching.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14750 International
  • GBP 6250 EU/EEA

Part-time programme cost:

  • EEA: £3,125
  • Non-EEA: £7,375


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