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Applied Linguistics MA

University of Liverpool
12 months
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

Applied Linguistics MA

We've designed this programme for teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers, researchers and administrators in the field of Foreign Language Teaching (particularly English as a Foreign Language).

More particularly, the programme aims to:

  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of relevant areas of applied linguistics research and theory
  • Help you to apply relevant applied linguistics research and theory to the practicalities of language teaching
  • Assist you in developing a deeper understanding of language, current classroom methodology, second language acquisition and how they relate to teaching in general and specific areas such as materials design
  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of the latest approaches to language analysis, and of their potential for application to language teaching.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements:

You'll need a good first degree in a relevant subject. Teachers with more than one year relevant experience are eligible for this MA.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.

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Program content

Compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis
  • Methods of English Language Teaching
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Research Skills
  • Lexis and Vocabulary Teaching
  • Applied Linguistics Dissertation

Optional modules include:

  • Testing and Assessment of Language Performance
  • Functional Grammar
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading and Writing
  • Literature and Second Language Teaching
  • Digital Technologies for Language Teaching
  • Corpus Linguistics for Language Research and Teaching
  • Principles of Course and Materials Design
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • English for Academic Purposes

Tuition fees

  • Home (UK) Postgraduates: £8,700 per academic year
  • International/EU Postgraduates: £19,000 per academic year

Career opportunities

The independence of study, clarity of expression and management of time demanded by all our taught programmes equip the successful graduate with the skills and knowledge base required for further academic study and research in English and other areas.

However, many graduates choose to enter careers such as teaching, publishing and journalism, or to work in the business sector, often in human resources, administration, marketing or sales.

Successful alumni have gone on to teach English at elementary, secondary and tertiary levels in schools around the globe. A significant number of MA graduates have also continued their studies to PhD level.

About this institute

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool offers you the opportunity to join a diverse community of over 22,000 students following hundreds of programmes. The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading universities. We are renowned for our teaching and research...

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Contact info

University of Liverpool

14 Oxford St
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom


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