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MA Applied Linguistics and World Englishes 

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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 World Englishes. It provides an opportunity for developing students' understanding of the discipline of linguistics, in a global literary and cultural setting; for introducing students to new and evolving sub-disciplines relevant to the study of English world-wide; for enhancing students' knowledge of the workings of language and communication in a variety of global contexts; for developing understanding of critical and cultural theory, and applying this knowledge to a range of international literatures; and for developing critical and analytical powers in the context of the uses of English globally.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Descriptive Linguistic Analysis (30c). Students can choose additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules. To be awarded the MA World Englishes, at least 120 credits (including the 60c dissertation) must be in modules designated as specialised in the topic of ‘world English'.

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

Admissions requirements

  • A good honours degree (usually a 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject 
  • If you are not a native English speaker or have not completed a degree in English, at a recognised institution, 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 2013-2014 

AUTUMN SEMESTER

Students take TWO compulsory modules:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4204

Approaches to Language and Linguistics

15

ES4140

Globalisation of English

15

 

Students must choose TWO optional module from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4180

Text, Talk, and Corpus Analysis

15

ES4142

Grammar and Discourse

15

ES4198

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

15

ES4178

Psychology of Language

15

ES4200

Sociolinguistics of Work

15

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Students take TWO compulsory module:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4141

World Englishes: East and South-East Asia

15

ES4199

Intercultural Communication

15

 

Students must choose TWO optional modules from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4203

Business and Organisational Communication

15

ES4169

Syllabus Design and Methodology 1

15

ES4153 

Teaching Language and Literature

15

ES4163

Language and Gender

15

ES4151

Literary Linguistics

15

ES4179

Language Testing and Assessment

15

 

SUMMER

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4999

Dissertation

60

 

TOTAL: 180 credits

   

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

More information

Detailed module information can be found 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|