You explore different approaches to understanding language and language acquisition, and the methods that can be used to investigate language learning and teaching. You select a mixture of modules on language learning and its application to classroom practices.
You can choose areas of special study from a wide range of options, including:
- Teaching speaking and listening skills to language learners
- Psychological factors in second language learning
- Computer-assisted language-learning
- Literature and language-learning
- Age and bilingual development
The Applied Linguistics course offered by the University of Essex can lead to careers in areas such as academic research, publishing, journalism, administration, public service and teaching. You develop key employability skills including research design, data analysis, thinking analytically, report writing and public speaking.
We work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
Within our Department of Language and Linguistics, we also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil. We offer supervision in areas including language acquisition, language learning and language teaching, culture and communication, psycholinguistics, language disorders, sociolinguistics, and theoretical and descriptive linguistics.
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- Topics in the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
- Individual Differences in L2 Learning
- Phonological Development
- Language Testing and Assessment
- Sentence Processing
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 398 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in the following disciplines: English Language studies – including education, English language and Literature, Teaching(English),Linguistics or Modern Languages.
- We will accept applicants with a degree in an unrelated area but which contains a substantial element of education, Linguistics, Language studies and Teaching .
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home/UK fee: £4,600
International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.