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Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Nicosia, Cyprus
The Master of Arts in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at University of Cyprus programme is primarily designed for those interested in the scientific investigation of language.
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Overview

The Master of Arts in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at University of Cyprus  is primarily designed for those interested in the scientific investigation of language and has the following main objectives:

  • to offer students a solid background and deepen their knowledge in the main areas of English grammar and the structure of languagé;
  • to enable students to become acquainted with different areas of the field (such as syntax, semantics, phonology, applied linguistics, etc);
  • to engage students in research in the field and consequently get students interested in furthering their studies.

Accreditation

University of Cyprus aims to establish itself as a Pioneer Research Institution achieving International Scientific Recognition in European Higher Education, offering Competitive Programmes and to become a Centre of Excellence in the wider Euro - Mediterranean Region.

The main objectives of the University are twofold: the promotion of scholarship and education through teaching and research, and the enhancement of the cultural, social and economic development of Cyprus. In this context, the University believes that education must provide more than simply accumulation of knowledge. It must also encourage students' active participation in the process of learning and acquisition of those values necessary for responsible involvement in the community. The University sets high standards for all branches of scholarship. Research is promoted and funded in all departments for its contribution to scholarship in general and for its local and international applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trends in Applied Linguistics 
  • Research Methodology
  • Principles in Linguistic Analysis 
  • Portfolio Development

Audience

Projected number of students: at most 10

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Greek
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Competency in English can be demonstrated through a certificate from a recognized examining board.

  • a filled-out formal application sheet (application sheets can be obtained from the Department),
  • a certified copy of the BA Degree (or an official document certifying that the student will have graduated before the start of the Programme), plus a certified copy of the BA Degree script,
  • a full CV in English,
  • the student's initial statement of purpose (1-2 pages),
  • writing samples in English, and
  • min. 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships addressed to Cypriot Expatriates and to citizens of non EU countries:

The University of Cyprus is granting scholarships for postgraduate Master's degrees and PhD degrees. The scholarships cover all the fields of study and are addressed to Cypriots expatriates and to foreign nationals (from non EU countries). The aim of the scholarships is to develop and strengthen the relations and cooperation of the University of Cyprus with the Cypriots expatriates and to attract a large number of foreign students

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