Taught course

Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English, modern languages or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides thorough training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition. It is recognised by the ESRC as the first year of a 1+3 doctoral programme, leading to a PhD award.

Throughout the course you will to a number of useful skills that will help you if you wish to contine on to a PhD, for example you will learn to understand the relationship between academic, professional, public and user conceptions of language, and the ideological assumptions of linguistic research. As well as managing your own research, including collecting and managing data and conducting and disseminating research in ways consistent with professional practice and research ethics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062