University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Linguistics

The course provides an opportunity to investigate English language in applied contexts; students are introduced to the key ideas in linguistics and trained in research techniques; they then go on to choose from a wide range of optional modules, covering the areas of text and discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, vocabulary and teaching, the study of spoken and written language, as well as related options in world Englishes, literary linguistics, language and culture; students complete the course with a supervised dissertation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in relevant linguistic and/or literary studies; transcripts are required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL paper based 600 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL IBT 100 (no less than 21 in any element).

Course modules

Descriptive linguistic analysis; teaching language and literature 1; teaching language and literature 2; world Englishes 1; discourse analysis 1; discourse analysis 2; vocabulary: teaching and learning; intercultural communication;language and gender 1; language and gender 2; syllabus design and methodology 1; syllabus design and methodology 2; text, talk and corpus analysis; research methods in applied linguistics; psycholinguistics 1; psycholinguistics 2;grammar in the classroom;investigating health communication.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,920 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 846 7286