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Applied Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You’ll explore key concepts in linguistic theory and the application of these theoretical perspectives in fields such as:

  • language variation and change
  • discourse analysis concerning the language of public and private domains
  • intercultural communication.
You'll be trained in a range of current methodologies for linguistic analysis and will plan and execute original, data-driven research. You’ll become an active member of a vibrant scholarly community and attend talks and numerous events.

Our course prepares you to advance your career in a language-related profession, or to undertake a research degree.

Careers

During your Applied Linguistics MA you develop skills in written communication, critical assessment and problem solving. Our graduates often go on to careers in education and education management, particularly relating to:

  • the teaching of primary language skills
  • English as a second or foreign language
  • bilingual education.

Others go on to further study in linguistics and related fields, such as journalism, publishing, speech therapy and advertising.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Stylistics: The discourse of film and drama
  • Discourse and Communication Analysis
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Language Analysis
  • Language and Culture in Intercultural Communication
  • Language and Gender
  • Language Variation
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Phonology
  • Pragmatics and Intercultural Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition and Research
  • The Discourse of Social and Personal Identity
  • World Englishes

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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • 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 (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    67

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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).

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
Subject-specific requirements Your qualification should be in linguistics, English language or modern languages with a significant linguistics component. If you have studied a different subject or have relevant experience, you’ll be considered for the course but may be asked to submit a sample of academic writing (1,200-1,500 words).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 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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