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MScApplied Corpus Linguistics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The MA in Applied Corpus Linguistics is a flexible programme that allows you to study corpus linguistics and its application to other areas of linguistics, such as language teaching and learning, translation or discourse analysis.

Programme structure

You will complete six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

There are three core modules:

Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
This module introduces you to the concepts and techniques involved in current qualitative corpus research, including corpus investigation software and the presentation and interpretation of corpus data, especially concordances and collocation. There is an emphasis on the relationships between corpus data and theories of language. You will be expected to carry out a small-scale corpus-based project of your own design, using monolingual or bilingual corpora.

Research Methods in Corpus Linguistics

This usually includes statistics, use and design of programs, corpus collection and research project design. The module content is flexible to cater for the needs and interests of individual students.

Advances in Corpus Linguistics

This module places corpus linguistics in the wider context of discourse studies, contrastive linguistics, social (particularly media) studies, CDA and language philosophy. It aims to contribute towards helping you to appreciate the contribution corpus linguistics makes to linguistics in general.

You will also choose three optional modules that can focus on a chosen area of application, from a range which includes:

In the autumn term –

Describing Language
Discourse, Culture and Communication
Language and Literature: Key Topics in Stylistics
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Social and Multimodal Aspects of Communication OR Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
Syllabus and Materials Design

In the spring term –

Business English
Cognitive Approaches to Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Corpus Linguistics
English as a Global Language
Issues and Approaches in English for Academic Purposes
Intercultural Communication
Language and New Media
Language and Politics
Language, Style and Identity
Language Teaching Observation and Practice
Language Testing
Narrative Analysis in Film and Fiction
Teacher Training

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, over 92% of English Language and Applied Linguistics postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our graduates enter roles for which their programme has prepared them, such as translation, interpreting or teaching; others use their transferable skills in a wide range of occupations including journalism, marketing, publishing and media

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States