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Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Examine the fundamentals of language, and study issues in teaching methodology, at this Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching MA course offered by the University of Southampton. You'll investigate current theories in training and learning languages, and we'll show you how to apply these to your teaching practices. This degree will open paths to teaching in the UK or starting a career overseas.


Course Details

If you're a language professional in a school or other education setting, this Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching MA course offered by the University of Southampton will help you:

  • develop a comparative perspective on language education policy and practice
  • learn the skills needed to challenge professional practice
  • undertake research and innovation in a range of applied language fields

The MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching is offered by our Centre for Applied Language Research. Staff contributing to the programme are involved in:

  • direct teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and other languages
  • research and development work in applied linguistics and language learning
  • sociolinguistics and cultural studies

This blend of theoretical expertise and ongoing practical experience is one of the distinguishing features of our programme.

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career as a language teacher, language teaching educator, or applied linguistics researcher.

Career Opportunities

Graduates move on to rewarding careers as:

  • language teachers
  • language teacher training professionals

Many also become applied linguistics researchers in state and private institutions, such as education ministries or the publishing industry, both locally and internationally.

A master’s degree will help you develop the skills employers look for, such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem solving, critical thinking and research analysis
  • working independently
  • teamwork, relationship-building and cultural awareness
  • using your initiative

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Second Language Learning
  • Language in Society
  • Assessment of Language Proficiency
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Critical Appraisal of Language Teaching Methodologies
  • English as a World Language
  • Principles of Communicative Language Teaching
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Teaching Foreign Languages to Younger Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You'll need a 2:1 degree in one of the following subjects: English, Linguistics, Modern Languages
  • You'll also need a minimum of 2 years' relevant professional experience, such as language teaching.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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