The Applied Linguistics programme from University of Birmingham combines a range of core modules and optional modules to ensure that you develop a solid foundation in the discipline area whilst also having the flexibility to pursue your own specific research interests.
This highly flexible programme is ideal for language professionals, or for those intending to become language professionals, in a range of possible careers.
Why study this course?
- Flexibility – choose from a variety of modules on offer which will allow you to specialise and study areas of the discipline which interest you the most.
- Outstanding teaching – learn from experts in the use of corpora in various fields, such as English language teaching, historical linguistics, language and literature, grammar, language processing and discourse analysis.
- Excellent reputation – The Department of English Language and Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. You will be taught by experts in the field, with a range of interests and specialisms. The University has also been ranked as one of the world's top 50 institutions to study English Language and Literature in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
- Access to fantastic resources – as an English Language and Linguistics student at Birmingham, you will have free access to the 450-million-word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research. You will also have access to the resources such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work to help with transitioning to postgraduate studies or if you are returning to the world of academia.
- A vibrant and active postgraduate community – take part in a range of exciting conferences, seminars and social events. There is always something happening in the Department.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV
- Describing Language
- Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
- Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the TESOL classroom
- Business Discourse and Communication
- Corpus Assisted Language Learning
- Discourse, Culture and Intercultural Communication
- English as an International Language
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesLanguages Literature Linguistics View 370 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. TEFL/TESL/TESOL, Translation Studies, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.
International21240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK: £4,905 part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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