Taught course

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) relevant linguistic and /or literary studies. Transcripts are required.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA course builds on the international reputation of the School of English at Nottingham as one of the foremost centres for English Language research in the world.

The School's Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching programme provides a broad course of study on language and linguistics, and offers an excellent route towards pursuing a PhD.

The principle of language study established at Nottingham combines theoretical and ideological dimensions with practical applications; we aim to be rigorous and principled while offering an approach to language study that is fundamentally humane.

The MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching explores the role of language in human affairs using a variety of approaches, ranging from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics. With a particular focus on research methodology, this programme offers an opportunity for investigating language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle.

Particular features of the programme include:

- a theoretical grounding in research methodology and linguistic description
- one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff
- teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
- innovative and engaging teaching methods
- access to many online resources
- flexibility in course content

All MA students in the School of English join a lively and thriving postgraduate community.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the English School's web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (14000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559