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MA Applied Linguistics

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This postgraduate programme represents a one year full-time (or part-time) advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.

The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study.

Admissions requirements

  • A good honours degree (usually a 2:1) in a relevant subject
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or have not completed a degree taught in English, then the following English Language requirement will apply:

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL IBT: 100 (no less than 19 in any element)

For detailed information on admissions and how to apply please visit our study with us pages|.

 

Course structure in academic year 2013/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN SEMESTER

Students take TWO compulsory modules:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4204

Approaches to Language and Linguistics

15

ES4142

Grammar and Discourse

15

 

Students must choose at least ONE optional module from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4180

Text, Talk, and Corpus Analysis

15

ES4198

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

15

 

Students take ONE optional module from the following:

 

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4178

Psychology of Language

15

ES4140

The Globalisation of English

15

ES4200

Sociolinguistics of Work

15

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Students must choose FOUR optional modules from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4203

Business and Organisational Communication

15

ES4141

World Englishes: East and South-East Asia

15

ES4153

Teaching Language and Literature

15

ES4163

Language and Gender

15

ES4151

Literary Linguistics

15

ES4169

Syllabus Design and Methodology 1

15

ES4179

Language Testing and Assessment

15
ES4199

Intercultural Communication

15

 

SUMMER

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4999

Dissertation

60

 

TOTAL: 180 credit 

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

More information

Detailed module information can be found by using our Online Module Catalogue|. Please search by Module name or Module code.

To get in touch with us, please contact the Admissions Office or Admissions Officer of the School of English, Matthew Beedham, via email: admissions@nottingham.edu.cn|Matthew.Beedham@nottingham.edu.cn|