Taught course

Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in English, linguistics, modern languages or a cognate discipline, plus minimum two years’ professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA provides an opportunity for advanced study in applied linguistics/ language in education, including an element of research training. You will develop a comparative perspective on language education policy and practice, learn the skills needed to challenge professional practice, and undertake research and innovation in a range of applied language fields.

The programme is offered by the Centre for Applied Language Research. Staff contributing to the programme are involved in the direct teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) and other languages, research and development work in applied linguistics and language learning, as well as sociolinguistics and cultural studies. This blend of theoretical expertise and ongoing practical experience is one of the distinguishing features of our programme.

Core modules: Description of Language; Language in Society or Second Language Learning; Research and Enquiry in Applied Linguistics; Research Skills (dissertation)

Optional modules: may include: Assessment of Language Proficiency; Discourse Analysis; Principles of Communicative Language Teaching; Autonomy and Individualisation in Language Learning; Writing and Written Language; English as a World Language; Language Ideologies in a Globalising World

Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062