Applied Linguistics, M.A.

Applied Linguistics, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


  • English language and literature at Sussex is ranked in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2016.

  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) English and drama at Sussex ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research quality.

  • You work with active and dynamic researchers who are committed to teaching and your intellectual development.

  • Research supervision is provided for a wide range of subject areas by supervisors committed to the development of knowledge and scholarly excellence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation (Applied Linguistics)

  • Research Proposal (Applied Linguistics)

  • Researching Language in Use


  • Child Language Acquisition

  • 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

  • Second Language Acquisition and Research

  • The Discourse of Social and Personal Identity

  • World Englishes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system. 
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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