Research course

Applied Linguistics (with English Language Teaching)

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

  • an undergraduate honours degree at 2:1 level or above or international equivalent
  • a masters degree at Merit level or above in the relevant area
  • a detailed research proposal

Months of entry

January, November, October, May, April, February

Course content

The School of English has long-established excellence in applied linguistics, and is home to a number of leading experts in the field.

Research areas include:

  • Stylistics and literary linguistics
  • Literature and language teaching
  • Cognitive approaches to literary text study
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • International Englishes; language, culture and teacher development
  • Language and identity; sociolinguistics
  • Vocabulary description, acquisition and pedagogy
  • Lexicology
  • Spoken discourse study
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Grammar in spoken and written text (the School is home to the five-million word CANCODE corpus of spoken English)
  • Thinking skills in English teaching
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Motivation, affect
  • Language learning
  • Bilingualism, language and gender.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559