MA Applied Linguistics
The MA in Applied Linguistics from University of Birmingham is a programme that allows you to develop expertise in specific areas of linguistics, such as corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis and/or language pedagogy.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£22,950 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Applied Linguistics programme from University of Birmingham combines a range of core modules and optional modules to ensure that you develop a solid foundation in the discipline area whilst also having the flexibility to pursue your own specific research interests.
This highly flexible programme is ideal for language professionals, or for those intending to become language professionals, in a range of possible careers.
Why study this course?
- Flexibility – the variety of modules on offer will allow you to specialise and study areas of the discipline which interest you the most.
- Outstanding teaching – members of staff within the Department offer expertise in the use of corpora in various fields, such as English language teaching, historical linguistics, language and literature, grammar, language processing and discourse analysis.
- Excellent reputation – The Department of English Language and Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. You will be taught by experts in the field, with a range of interests and specialisms.
- Access to fantastic resources – English Language and Linguistics students at Birmingham have free access to the 450-million-word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research. You will also have access to the resources such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work to help with transitioning to postgraduate studies or if you are returning to the world of academia.
- A vibrant and active postgraduate community – with conferences, seminars and social events there is always something happening in the Department.
- Describing Language
- Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
- Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the TESOL classroom
- Corpus Assisted Language Learning
- Corpus Linguistics
- Discourses in a Digital World
- Globalisation and Language Education
- Issues in Intercultural Communication
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Birmingham’s English Language and Applied Linguistics postgraduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, particularly in relation to verbal and written communication. They also develop crucial skills in organisation, time management, analysis and interpretation of information.
Many of our graduates enter roles for which their programme has prepared them, such as teaching and lecturing; others use their transferable skills in a wide range of occupations including journalism, marketing and events.
- We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. TEFL/TESL/TESOL, Translation Studies, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.