The Social Research and Applied Linguistics programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of applied linguistics. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.
The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.
- Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.
- Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression.
- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
- Applied linguistics has been taught at Birkbeck since 1965 - making this one of the oldest departments in the world.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go into research roles in government departments, think tanks, NGOs, the Civil Service and political parties. Possible professions include social researcher, government social researcher, or human resources officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer or politician’s assistant.
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- Intermediate Quantitative Social Research
- Qualitative Social Research
- Identity in Applied Linguistics Research
- Language Teaching and Learning in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts
- Language, Culture and Communication
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Educational Research Linguistics View 570 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
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International16020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16020 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8820 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for London
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.