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Applied Linguistics

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7920 EUR/year
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Applied Linguistics from the University College Dublin is concerned with practical issues involving language in use in the real world: language in the workplace, language and migration, language policy, multilingualism, language education, minority and endangered languages, identity issues, and language and technology. 


It is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that addresses a broad range of language-related issues in order to understand their roles in the lives of individuals and conditions in society. Applied Linguistics differs from Linguistics in general mainly with respect to its explicit orientation towards practical, everyday problems related to language and communication (AILA), as well as language teaching and learning. 

Learning outcomes

  • This Applied Linguistics programme from the University College Dublin comprises taught modules and a minor thesis, and can also be the basis for a structured PhD programme. It is an interdisciplinary programme with input from languages, linguistics, TESOL, sociology, social policy, education, and cognitive science. Parallel to the MA in Applied Linguistics, the School offers a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (60 credits) which contains all course elements of the MA, apart from the 30 credit thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Linguistics 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Research Methods
  • SLA + TESOL pedagogy 
  • Phonology
  • Translation Theory 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Global English.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to apply online  and ensure that they submit all the documentation requested, including complete university transcripts or equivalent qualifications, a CV, one academic reference and an administration fee of €50. 
  • Students must have a high Second Class Honours BA degree or its equivalent. Non-native English speakers must have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual band lower than 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7920 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU students: 4,760.00 EUR
  • International students: 9,950.00 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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