Taught course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
University of Sussex · School of English
Qualifications
MA

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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

September

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.

Train in a range of current methodologies for linguistic analysis. You'll plan and execute original, data-driven research as an active member of a community of dynamic researchers from all over the world.

Our faculty are committed to teaching and your intellectual growth. You'll also attend talks and numerous events. This course prepares you to advance your career in a language-related profession, or to undertake a research degree.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
englishpg@sussex.ac.uk