Taught course

Applied Linguistics

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in English or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Share your love of language with some of the most enthusiastic experts in the world. Whether your interest in language and language teaching is professional or academic, this MA provides you with advanced training in the theory and techniques of applied linguistics.

Course description

This course provides essential academic and professional training in the systematic study of language education, language learning and language teaching. This degree is ideal for:

  • experienced language teachers and language-related professionals wishing to further develop their careers by deepening their knowledge and skills in applied language research.
  • scholars interested in applied language and linguistic research.
  • those looking to develop their knowledge and skills at an advanced level before progressing to doctoral research.

Taught by our leading experts in applied linguistics, you'll also learn from our academics who have expertise in related disciplines including sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, and in the field of TESOL. We have particular expertise in academic writing, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), materials design and testing.

As part of this degree, students have the option to take our TESOL-specialist pathway, focusing on various aspects of the theory and practice of language teaching. By selecting from the modules listed in the MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL pathway tab in the module section, students will be awarded an MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

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