University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Applied Linguistics

The programme is suitable for teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers in the field of foreign language teaching (particularly English as a foreign language).The programme aims: to assist you in developing a deeper understanding of current, practical classroom methodology including testing and course and materials design; to make you aware of the latest approaches to language analysis, including discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics and corpus; to clarify the connections between theory and practice.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in English, Linguistics or Education or a similar subject is required. Teachers with more than 1 year relevant experience can apply. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted include GCSE English; GCE O level English. IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to discourse analysis; methods of English language teaching; testing and assessment of language performance; principles of course and materials design; research skills; applied linguistics dissertation.

Sponsorship information

1 Sir Frank Kermode Postgraduate Scholarship of �1,000 is awarded on a competitive basis; home and EU students with 1st Class degrees are encouraged to apply for AHRB funding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

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0151 794 5927