What will I study?
You will explore how language is used in a variety of social situations; for example, language use in everyday conversation, or in educational setting.
You will compare language variability - for example, bilingualism, accents, dialects - with social diversity such as gender, class, or ethnicity.
You will examine how knowledge and uses of language can impact people’s lives.
Edinburgh was the first university in the UK to offer a programme in applied linguistics, so you will benefit from a long-established academic tradition of teaching, delivered by world-leading experts.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Linguistics research at Edinburgh is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Times Higher Education, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Rank order by GPA).
This programme in Applied Linguistics from The University of Edinburgh 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.
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- Sociolinguistic Research Design
- Issues in Applied Linguistics
- Special Topics in Sociolinguistics
- Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching
- Language and Identity in Bilingual Settings
- Discourse Studies
- Second Language Acquisition
- Global Englishes
- Language Variation and Change
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- There are 3 application rounds.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 517 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
- 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.
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home - £5,950
- International/EU - £12,550
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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