Applied Linguistics, M.A. | Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester, United Kingdom
12 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA Applied Linguistics from Manchester Metropolitan University is a versatile and interdisciplinary programme, which aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the basis of language and linguistics. 


Delivered by a team of tutors with internationally recognised academic expertise in a range of specialist areas, you will have the option to tailor your studies whilst maintaining a broader connection to the discipline of linguistics.

You will have the opportunity to build your own bespoke masters degree to reflect your interests in the further study of applied linguistics and create a truly individualised experience.

Choose from a range of units that create a bridge between the theory and the practice of language and linguistics, from the practical application of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to research focussed modules that explore the complex understanding of language in use. Dedicated routes allow you to specialise in either TESOL, English Language or English Studies. You may also take a range of units without choosing to specialise.

You can also opt to take the MA Applied Linguistics without a dedicated specialism, choosing a selection of units to suit your interests. A general route allows you to develop a broad and wide-ranging expertise in the discipline of Applied Linguistics, which will give you the tools to engage in truly intercultural communication and open up a global marketplace of opportunity.


Each unit on the Applied Linguistics programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed with professional practice in mind. As such, students will develop and be assessed in both transferable technical and soft skills, which will enhance their employability upon graduation. For example, our specialist TESOL route is specifically designed to expose students to practice and career development within English language teaching. 

Units within this specialist route enable students to embed professional and research-informed practice in their assessments, which students are encouraged to apply to the classroom/education context in their careers. A specific example of this employability focus is in the form of the Professional Practice Portfolio, which allows students with existing TEFL-i status to attain TEFL-q status upon the completion of their MA. 

There are opportunities every year within the Department’s Language Centre for students to build on their teaching experience and develop as practitioners. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Fundamentals in Linguistics
  • Final Independent Project
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language and the law
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second language acquisition

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have at least a lower second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in TESOL, Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. Candidates with a lower classification of degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are, however, encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK and Channel Island:

  • Part-time fee: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year.

Eu and Non-Eu International:

  • Part-time fee: £2750 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

Our partners

Applied Linguistics
Manchester Metropolitan University
Applied Linguistics
Manchester Metropolitan University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!