Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching

This degree provides a programme suitable for those currently working as language teachers, those who plan to work as language teachers in the future, and those who simply have a strong interest in language learning and teaching. Core modules cover 4 areas considered essential to an applied linguistics degree whereas optional modules can be chosen from a range of specialised or broader topics.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in listening and speaking and a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles of language teaching; 2nd language acquisition; language test construction and evaluation; research methods in linguistics and English language; postgraduate academic study skills. Optional modules: Pedagogical grammar; using corpora in language teaching; content-based approaches to language education; task-based language teaching; corpus linguistics; English grammar (a cognitive approach); introduction to discourse studies; language, literacies and digital communication; sociolinguistics; bilingualism; critical discourse analysis; forensic linguistics; learning and teaching in digitally mediated spaces; pragmatics; sociophonetics; stylistics; experimental approaches to language and cognition; cognitive linguistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

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