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Applied Linguistics, MA

Develop your understanding of the key concepts in applied linguistics and build academic and professional skills perfect for a range of language-related careers, including TESOL.

Our MA in Applied Linguistics is designed to engage students in a wide range of topics and perspectives relevant to the field of linguistics. We explore areas relevant to professional translation, the IT industry, education and language policy, language teaching, and publishing, all of which build your professional skills alongside theoretical understanding.

This course gives you the chance to gain advanced knowledge of different approaches to contemporary linguistic issues and a greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying all human language. With the dissertation, you will carry out a sustained piece of independent research on a relevant topic of your choice. By choosing a TESOL-related research topic, you would be eligible to be awarded the MA Applied Linguistics (TESOL).

This course is now closed for international applicants for September 2021. Applications are still open for UK applicants for September 2021.

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

* 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct your own research project for your dissertation in Applied Linguistics, including TESOL.
  • Gain a theoretical perspective on translation practices.
  • Obtain an understanding of cross-linguistic variation.
  • Explore current issues in second language acquisition.
  • Develop knowledge of current issues in TESOL, language testing and materials development.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Applied Linguistics, which is taught from within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers. These include academics with experience in applied linguistics and linguistics. Each member of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

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Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification (both level and grade) from a recognised non-UK university) in a relevant humanities or social sciences subject. Other subject-areas may also be considered.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in the seminar sessions, as well as one-to-one sessions with dissertation supervisors or module tutors during their office hours or upon request. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm.

Class sizes

Lectures usually are attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You will also be invited to our monthly Postgraduate Reading Group, and activities arranged by the Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language (CREL).

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by a variety of assessment methods, including essays, presentations, examinations, problem sets, research posters and a dissertation.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may be recommended to purchase core books for your studies (estimate, £180).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will be of interest to those who work or who wish to work in language-related professions, such as professional translating, the IT industry, education and language policy, language teaching, and publishing, or who wish to pursue further academic research at doctoral level. (Please note that this course is not a teacher training course. Those wishing to go on to become a teacher will need to undertake / complete the necessary specific training and study to qualify as a teacher.)

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The University's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) provides support when you are preparing to apply for jobs. Support includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the sector and who may be able to provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your personal tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre. Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a School of Humanities and Social Sciences student you will become a member of the Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language (CREL). CREL organises workshops, conferences, training courses, language courses and Continuing Professional Development courses.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.