• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Master in Applied Linguistics from the University of Glasgow is designed for you to become a research-led specialist in areas such as language and education, intercultural communication, language & politics, and professional discourse. 

You will design and undertake your own applied research project as part of this degree.

Why This Programme

  • The MSc in Applied Linguistics will help you see beneath the surface of language, to develop critical insights into language practices, and to design practical solutions for linguistic challenges in professional and public life.
  • This programme is especially suitable for those already working in language-based careers who wish to sharpen their understanding and boost their prospects.
  • A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, allowing you to supplement specialist courses in Applied Linguistics with a wide range of topics of your choosing, including discourse analysis, name studies, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and more.
  • Our facilities include an outstanding provision of linguistic laboratories, including digital humanities, corpus resources, and phonetics. 

Career

Masters graduates in Applied Linguistics have a wide range of career options available to them in careers where language and communication skills are valued and developed. The degree is especially suitable for those wishing to develop their careers in teaching, communications or administration and to enhance their prospects at home and internationally.

You will also be well qualified to study for a PhD in Applied Linguistics or Linguistics more generally.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Training
  • Methods in Written Text Analysis
  • Methods in Sociolinguistics
  • Methods in Phonetics
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    95

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The entry requirement for this postgraduate taught programme is a 2.1 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in English Language, Linguistics, Education or another relevant subject. Suitable practical experience will be considered as an alternative on an individual basis.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17620 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Home and EU: Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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