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Applied Linguistics (Taught)

Cardiff University
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
English
September 2020
18,200 GBP

Program description

Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

This programme is tailored for any career requiring specialised language awareness, including Teaching English as a Foreign Language and professional communication.
Our Applied Linguistics programmes offer knowledge and expertise to take you into a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.
The programme incorporates three broad areas of study: research methodology; language description and comparison; and specialised topics in language and social life, foreign language teaching and multimodality.

Admission requirements

This Programme is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in language-related disciplines.

Applicants should normally hold a first or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification or have appropriate professional experience.

Supporting material for an application should be:

  • Two Academic references
  • Copy of undergraduate certificate and transcript of module results

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year One

Core Modules

  • Research Foundations in Language and Communication
  • Public and Professional Discourse

Optional Modules

  • Forensic Linguistics I
  • Discourse and Social Interaction
  • Current Issues in Sociolinguistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Language Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Critical Approaches to Discourse
  • Systemic Functional Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Research Experience in Applied Linguistics

Optional Modules

  • Forensic Linguistics I
  • Discourse and Social Interaction
  • Current Issues in Sociolinguistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Language Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Critical Approaches to Discourse
  • Systemic Functional Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £8,200.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £18,200

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

The Learning Outcomes for this Programme describe what you will be able to do as a result of your study at Cardiff University. They will help you to understand what is expected of you.

The Learning Outcomes for this Programme can be found below:

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to analyse and describe core areas of English language and linguistics, including phonetics, grammar, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis
  2. Ability to articulate how the different methodological approaches of various linguistic schools relate to and / or complement each other
  3. Ability to explain the multifaceted nature of the discipline of Applied Linguistics and the connections between its subdisciplines
  4. Ability to categorise and interpret a range of empirical linguistic phenomena and to use the relevant descriptive terminology
  5. Ability to analyse and assess how different social and cultural contexts affect the nature of language and meaning.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to critically evaluate ideas, arguments and empirical research
  2. Ability to interpret information and ideas clearly and coherently in both written and oral formats
  3. Ability to engage in independent reflection and enquiry and/or to work effectively in a team.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data
  2. Ability to evaluate the impact of language use in a given context.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to sustain a critical argument that is responsive to the particular conventions of the genre
  2. Confidence to tackle unfamiliar software packages and acquire new IT skills.

Continuing studies

Some students will also choose to undertake further study in the form of a PhD.

Career opportunities

Career Prospects

This programme will offer preparation for all careers where language is used for any purpose, for example to influence or persuade, inform, educate or entertain. Gaining an MA will demonstrate higher abilities in research and communication.

Some obvious future work destinations include research, teaching, speech and language therapy, publishing, writing, editing, information design, librarianship, as well as professional jobs, such as banking and HR, and public sector jobs, such as those in the civil service or local government. However, the degree is not limited to these possible directions and offers a good preparation for roles in a variety of fields which involve reasoning, critical and evaluative work, verbal and written skills, assimilation of information, communicative skills such as an awareness of linguistic variation, as well as some quantitative skills and skills in presenting information using technology.

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