University of Birmingham

Master in English Language and Applied Linguistics - Máster en Lengua Inglesa en Lingüística Aplicada

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    We charge an annual tuition fee.
    Fees for 2016/17:
    Home / EU: £7,200 full-time
    Overseas: £14,850 full-time
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    MA English Language and Applied Linguistics
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    Are you interested in learning how the English language works? How it may be analysed and how you learn languages?

    The MA in English Language and Applied Linguistics is a highly flexible programme that allows you to develop expertise in specific areas of linguistics, such as corpus linguistics, literacy linguistics or cognitive linguistics. The programme combines a range of core modules and optional modules to ensure that you develop a solid foundation in the discipline area whilst also having the flexibility to pursue your own specific research interests. This highly flexible programme is ideal for language professional, or for those intending to become language professionals.


    We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. TEFL/TESL, Translation Studies, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.

    International students

    Academic requirements
    We accept a range of qualifications

    English language requirements

    You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

    by holding an English language qualification to the right level; for this course we ask for IELTS 6.5 in all bands.
    by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


    Your two core modules are as follows:

    Describing Language

    This module provides a grounding in the analysis of the lexis and grammar of English. You will be introduced to essential concepts and terminology in the field, and gain practice in analysing naturally-occurring language using the models (e.g. Systemic-Functional Grammar) discussed. There is some emphasis on the application of such analysis to the study of language in social context.

    Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

    This module includes a course in methods and approaches to research in Applied Linguistics.

    In the autumn term, you will choose two optional modules from a range which includes:

    Social and Multimodal Aspects of Communication OR Social and Psychological Aspects of Language OR Psychological and Multimodal Aspects of Communication
    Discourse, Culture and Communication
    Syllabus and Materials Design
    In the spring term, you will choose three further optional modules from a range which includes:

    Business English
    Cognitive Approaches to Discourse Analysis
    Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
    Computer Assisted Language Learning
    Corpus Linguistics
    English as a Global Language
    Issues and Approaches in English for Academic Purposes
    Intercultural Communication
    Language and Gesture
    Language and New Media
    Language and Politics
    Language, Style and Identity
    Language Teaching Observation and Practice
    Teacher Training

    Salidas profesionales

    The University has been recognised for its impressive graduate employment, being named ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

    In addition, the global edition of The New York Times has ranked the University 60th in the world and 9th in UK for post-qualification employability. The rankings illustrate the top 150 universities most frequently selected by global employers and are the result of a survey by French consulting firm Emerging and German consulting firm Trendence.


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