Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Applied Linguistics Research

This course will prepare students for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into the study of applied linguistics. The course follows ESRC postgraduate training guidelines. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into the study of applied linguistics. The course follows ESRC postgraduate training guidelines. Students will consolidate their learning through a research project.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree and a Master's degree in subjects related to: Languages; linguistics; education. Acceptance onto a 1+3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD programme. This is only available to EU citizens. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub sections), or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Information skills; an introduction to the nature of explanation and enquiry; qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences; introduction to quantitative methods; dissertation. Optional modules include: Research methods in applied linguistics; computer assisted language learning; English language teaching methods; language learning; thinking skills in English language teaching; language awareness; TESOL for young learners; the social psychology of communication; sociolinguistics; international business talk and interaction; professional communication; language and cross-cultural communication; English in the world; global and cross cultural issues surrounding English as a lingua franca; culture, intercultularity and identity; neurocognition of language development; generative syntax; topics in semantics and pragmatics; the sociolinguistics of language and society. Modules might change at year of entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Degree Programme Secretary, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6569