PGCert Applied Linguistics (Distance Learning)
This Applied Linguistics (Distance Learning) programme from University of Birmingham is for teachers of English wishing to upgrade their professional knowledge, and those who are interested in the application of language research to language teaching.
|Part-Time Duration:||1.5 years|
|Starting in:||February, April, July, October, December|
|Tuition Fee:||£1,220 per module|
Delivered part-time and by distance learning, the Applied Linguistics (Distance Learning) programme from University of Birmingham allows you to study alongside other commitments. You will be provided with a set of interactive course materials to complete in part-time, self-study mode over a period of 18 months.
- Discourse Analysis
- Corpus Linguistics
- Functional Grammar
- Second Language Acquisition
“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
Why study this course?
- Flexibility – we have multiple start dates throughout the year so you have the option of choosing when to commence your studies with us. You can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with other commitments. You also have the benefit of developing your career without having to leave employment.
- Study from anywhere in the world – You can access the online course material from anywhere in the world, so if you change jobs or even move countries, it is possible to continue your studies.
- Real life application – you can begin to apply new knowledge and insights to your working life whilst you are still studying. Many students choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations.
- Opportunity to attend our summer school – you will be able to attend one of our summer schools in Birmingham, Japan or Korea to learn more about the discipline and meet with academics and other students on the programme. We also run training events such as inductions and workshops for our students in some Asian countries.
- Access to excellent resources – You will also have free access to a range of online resources and corpora 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. We also have an extensive and growing range of books and journals available through the University’s online library.
- Personal tutor – As a distance student you will have your own personal tutor whose job it is to guide and support you through the programme. He or she will be on hand to answer questions regarding the content of your programme and give advice on what to read and on writing your assignments.
We usually ask for a good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or equivalent professional experience. Please provide details of any current and/or previous employment in your application; it is always helpful to include a current CV but please complete the relevant sections of the online application form as well.