The Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics programme from Newcastle University it is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication (CCC) with the study of language as it is used in a wide range of settings. If you are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in the new approaches and techniques for teaching English as a second or foreign language you would also benefit from this course.
This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in applied linguistics and communication within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. It offers a wide range of optional modules in the areas of applied linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
You will have the opportunity to develop:
- an understanding of the theories, principles, concepts and methodologies in applied linguistics and TESOL
- a critical awareness of key issues or debates concerning teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language
- in-depth knowledge of methodologies and techniques applicable to research in areas of applied linguistics and TESOL, including corpus linguistics, multimodal analysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis.
The applied linguistics academic staff have teaching and research expertise in:
- second language acquisition
- discourse analysis
- classroom interaction
- multimodal interaction
- teaching and learning English through media and technology
- teacher development
If you are interested in a career in language teaching, but have little or no previous teaching experience, this pathway offers the option of introductory modules in TESOL. These provide a thorough grounding in the practical skills and knowledge for language teaching and learning.
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 100 for Linguistics - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
Modules are delivered through a range of means, including:
- group projects
Each module tends to last one semester. Some optional modules are taught in short, intensive blocks and/or on occasional weekends.
The course consists of three main parts.
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- Research Portfolio
- Language and Cross Cultural Communication
- The Social Psychology of Communication
- Professional Communication
- English in the World: Global and Cross-Cultural Issues Surrounding English as a Lingua Franca
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Languages Linguistics View 154 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following disciplines:
- Intercultural Communication,
- International Relations
- Social Anthropology
- Social Psychology
- Modern Foreign Languages
If you are a graduate in any of the following disciplines, we may also consider your application: Education, Area Studies, English, Geography, History and Law.
Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.
International18600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part time: £4,050
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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