Taught course

Applied Linguistics Research

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in subjects related to languages, linguistics, education. Acceptance onto a 1+3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD programme. This is only available to EU citizens.

Months of entry


Course content


The course is for those accepted onto a 1+3 ESRC funded PhD programme.

It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into applied linguistics.

Through the Applied Linguistics Research master's you'll:

  • achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory
  • gain skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory
  • undertake advanced applied research, contributing to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches
  • make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data
  • communicate your ideas and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Degree Programme Secretary, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6569