University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Linguistics

The web-based course introduces key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics and provides thorough training in relevant research methods; the course is recognised by the ESRC and particularly suitable if students wish to pursue a PhD programme after completing the Master's; the language course combines theoretical and ideological dimensions with practical applications; it aims to be rigorous and principled while offering an approach to language study that is fundamentally humane.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element) or TOEFL paper based 600 with 5.0 in TWE or TOEFL computer based 250 with 5.0 in TWE or TOEFL IBT 100 (minimum 21 in each 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 Distance learning £ 5,380 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Distance learning £ 13,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
On line/Distance Learning

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559