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MScEnglish Language and Applied Linguistics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme is ideal for language professionals, or for those intending to become language professionals. It will equip you with a detailed understanding of how English works, how it may be analysed, and how languages are learned. You will also have an opportunity to develop expertise in specific areas of linguistics, such as corpus linguistics, literary linguistics and cognitive linguistics.

Programme structure

You will study two core modules:

Describing Language
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
You will then choose four optional modules from a wide range, giving you the flexibility to focus on areas of language and linguistics which reflect your specific interests. (See module information below).

Each of your taught modules will be assessed by a 4,000 word essay and you will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.

In addition, there are two non-assessed components in the programme:

All students will take a short course – Introduction to the Bank of English – which introduces you to the 400 million-word Cobuild Bank of English corpus, an invaluable collection of authentic language data against which theory, intuition and pedagogic materials can be measured
You may also take a course in Academic Writing. Those whose first language is not English are particularly encouraged to follow this course.

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

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States