Taught course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

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MA Full time
MA Part time

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop specialist skills in the analysis and practice of language in professional contexts, taught by leading experts in a world-class research centre.

Set in the internationally respected Centre for Language and Communication Research, the MA in Applied Linguistics offers both solid training in research foundations and practice, and the freedom to tailor your programme around your interests and ambitions.
Designed for careers requiring specialised language awareness and teaching English as a foreign language, our wide-ranging optional modules enable you to enhance your skills in the areas of linguistic enquiry most important for you and your career.
Incorporating research methodology and language description, this Master’s programme will give you an in-depth understanding of a range of language-related issues, from language acquisition and teaching to social interaction and corpus analysis.
You will acquire well-rounded understanding of the theoretical and methodological approaches employed in the exploration of linguistic structures and language description. While becoming an independent and active learner, you will develop in-depth understanding of key issues in language, communication and linguistics.
Our experts are leading on innovative projects in many different fields, including language acquisition, language teaching, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, professional communication, corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics and forensic linguistics.
Fostering an international academic arena for cutting-edge research, we host talks from visiting academics from around the world, as well as advanced research residencies and occasional summer schools. During your studies you will benefit directly from this thriving research environment and the support of a wide range of professionals who will guide your personal and professional development.
English Language at Cardiff is ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) and top ten for research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Distinctive features
  • The opportunity to gain a strong foundation in research activities as well as an excellent understanding of the varied nature of the discipline. While most MAs with a similar title focus specifically on language teaching, this course allows you to engage with a much wider range of methodological approaches besides language acquisition and teaching, such as discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics and forensic linguistics.
  • Teaching by members of Cardiff’s Centre for Language and Communication Research, which has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, professional and critical discourse analysis, multimodal communication, language acquisition and loss, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, corpus linguistics and formulaic language. The MA in Applied Linguistics builds on these strengths to provide a cohesive and yet wide-ranging degree.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084