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Applied Linguistics

The University of Edinburgh

Master
12 months
Duration
23950 GBP/year
11300 GBP/year
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About

With a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in professional settings, this intensive programme in Applied Linguistics from The University of Edinburgh draws on knowledge about language, how it works and how it affects real-life issues.

Overview

We were the first in the UK to offer a programme in applied linguistics, so you will benefit from a long-established tradition of teaching in this area, much of which is delivered by world-leading experts.

The programme in Applied Linguistics from The University of Edinburgh offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with relevance to a wide range of professional interests. You will explore how language is used in a variety of social settings, compare language variability with social diversity and examine how knowledge about language as it is actually used can impact on people’s lives.

Unlike other programmes in Applied Linguistics, one topic that we do not concentrate on is teaching pedagogy.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help progress your career as a linguist in academia or as a language and communication expert in a variety of industries.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Sociolinguistic Research Design
  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis
  • Issues in Applied Linguistics
  • Introduction to Language Research

    Optional courses:

    • Special Topics in Sociolinguistics
    • Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching
    • Language and Identity in Bilingual Settings
    • Discourse Studies
    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics
    • Global Englishes
    • Introduction to Syntax
    • Language Variation and Change
    • Introduction to Phonology
    • Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are 3 admission rounds.

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
67

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in linguistics. We may also consider students without a linguistics degree if you if you have substantial practical experience as a language professional.
  • Entry to this programme is extremely competitive.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees

  • Home/EU: £5,650
  • Overseas/International: £11,975

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status.

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