M.A. Applied Linguistics

Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
This course offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.

Description of Applied Linguistics


A full-time modular programme with taught courses over two semesters (PG Diploma or for the MA, Stage 1), followed by a supervised dissertation (for the MA, Stage 2) of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September. Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. Students select five modules from the list below, in addition to the Foundation Module in Language and Communication Research. Compulsory modules are indicated with two asterisks, and strongly recommended modules with one asterisk.

  • Foundations of Language and Communication Research **
  • Language Description *
  • Phonology *
  • Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • Current Issues in Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse and Social Interaction
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Language Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Language, Genre and Ideology
  • Lexis
  • Multimodality
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Special Feature:

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

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
193(Grade B)

Requirements for Applied Linguistics

1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.

Suitable for graduates in language-related disciplines, or with relevant language-related experience, including language teaching.

Applicant whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall.

Work Experience for Applied Linguistics

No work experience is required.

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Cardiff University, United Kingdom

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