Taught course

Applied Linguistics

University of Sussex · School of English

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in linguistics, English language or modern languages with a significant linguistics component. If you have studied a different subject or have relevant experience, you’ll be considered for the course but may be asked to submit a sample of academic writing (1,200-1,500 words).

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA focuses on the implications and applications of linguistic ideas. You’ll explore key concepts in linguistic theory and the application of these theoretical perspectives in fields such as:

  • language variation and change
  • discourse analysis concerning the language of public and private domains
  • intercultural communication.

You'll be trained in a range of current methodologies for linguistic analysis and will plan and execute original, data-driven research. You’ll become an active member of a vibrant scholarly community and attend talks and numerous events.

Our course prepares you to advance your career in a language-related profession, or to undertake a research degree.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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