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MA Applied Linguistics and World Englishes

It is expected that this programme will be withdrawn from September 2015. Please contact Admissions Officer, Dr Matthew Beedham| for more details.

Students in Ningbo cityThis 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 

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 modules 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
ES4200 Sociolinguistics of Work 15

 

Spring semester

Students take two compulsory modules:

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
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.

Detailed programme specification please refer to Online Programme Specifications|.

To get in touch with us, please email the Recruitment and Admissions Office| or Admissions Officer for the School of English, Dr Matthew Beedham|.