University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Applied Linguistics

This programme is intended for anyone interested in the application of language research to language pedagogy, and for teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional standing. All students on this programme are introduced to the 400 million-word Bank of English corpus, an invaluable collection of authentic language data against which theory, intuition and pedagogic materials can be measured.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in applied linguistics, linguistics, English language or another relevant subject (e.g. translation studies, TEFL/TESL, English literature, communication studies). Appropriate work experience is also taken into consideration.

Course modules

Core modules: Describing language; social and psychological aspects of language; discourse culture and communication; research methods in applied linguistics. Optional modules: 3 optional modules to be selected from a wide range.

Assessment methods

15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Distance learning £ 970 per Module (home fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488