Taught course

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus · University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or equivalent degree. Requires a minimum of two years of approved teaching experience (or equivalent). Applicants must have a BA degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate programme represents a one year full-time (or part-time) advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics, with a particular emphasis on English language teaching and pedagogical applications. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study. It draws on students' teaching experience and encourages reflection and development in pedagogy. It differs from its sister MA in Applied Linguistics only in the experience brought by the student to the programme, and in the dissertation topic required.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to Language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.

The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study.

Information for international students

The University currently houses 700 international students from 70 different countries.

Fees and funding

UK students
CNY 90,000
International students
CNY 90,000

Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships

  • Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
  • The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
18-24 months

Course contact details

International Admissions
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