MA/Diploma Applied Linguistics with TESOL
School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Share your love of language with some of the most enthusiastic experts in the world.
About the course
Course description 2017
The MA will provide you with advanced training in applied linguistics, whether you have a professional or academic interest in language and language teaching.
It's particularly suitable for qualified students and trained teachers, who wish to enhance their understanding of theory and practice in language teaching, and enrich their professional practice.
The course includes options to take part in work placements and gain additional professional qualifications.
The School of English is ranked second in the UK for linguistics by the Complete University Guide 2017. We're recognised for our expert academic staff who offer research expertise and supervision in a variety of sub-disciplines. These include second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English for academic purposes, materials design, testing, bilingualism, pragmatics, intercultural communication and critical discourse analysis.
Our graduates go on to advanced careers in TESOL all over the world. They also work in business, publishing, translation and interpreting.
- Introduction to Language and Linguistics
- English Grammar and Discourse
- Language Teaching Methodology
- Second Language Acquisition
- Research Methods
- Dissertation (MA only)
Examples of optional modules
- Corpus Linguistics
- Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
- Discourse and Genre Analysis
- English for Specific Purposes
- Intercultural Communication
- Researching Writing in TESOL
- Teaching Practice
- Theory and Practice of Language Teaching
- World Englishes
Teaching and assessment
You’ll be taught by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of teachers. Our internationally recognised research feeds straight into our teaching, with students sometimes taking a hands-on role in our research activities. The staff are leading figures in their fields, in many cases having written the books and papers you will be studying: Kook-hee Gil (Second Language Acquisition), Nigel Harwood (TESOL Materials), Gabriel Ozon (English Grammar) and Jane Mulderrig (Critical Discourse Analysis).
You’ll spend about eight hours a week in lectures, seminars and workshops.
And there are chances to take part in classroom-based research projects in the UK and overseas.
Assessment depends on the module, but includes essay assignments and classroom coursework tasks. You’ll write your dissertation (MA only) over the summer.
If you don’t complete the dissertation you’ll be awarded a diploma.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in English or a related subject
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by either the University or the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.