Taught course

Applied Linguistics

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in English language/literature or a related arts or humanities subject

Months of entry


Course content

Working alongside our expert staff, investigate how English language is applied in real-life contexts. You will have the option of studying modules in sociolinguistics, psychology of language, discourse analysis, stylistics, first and second language acquisition, and teaching English as a foreign language.

We introduce the key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics, training you in relevant research methods including quantitative and qualitative approaches. You also have access to training, software and resources for conducting corpus-assisted studies of language in use.

The key features of this course include:

  • A theoretical grounding in, and practical experience of, varied research methodologies
  • Teaching informed by active research
  • Flexibility in course content through optional modules. Areas include: sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, literary linguistics, psycholinguistics, English language teaching

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 115 951 5559