University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Languages and Applied Linguistics

The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) is one of the largest, well-established departments of its kind in the United Kingdom. We currently undertake research and teaching of six languages (French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and English as a foreign language) and associated area studies such as applied linguistics, francophone, communication and language skills, translation and technical communication studies. We offer a dynamic environment for the study and research of modern languages and area studies, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Entry requirements

Master of Philosophy - MPhil: A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview. Translation and Literary Studies requires English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5. Other subject areas require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Research areas include: Communication and Applied Linguistics: Functional linguistics and discourse analysis Multimodality Corpus linguistics English Language Teaching English for Specific Purposes Second language acquisition Sociolinguistics: World Englishes and English as a lingua franca Multilingualism and language diversity Language and identity Language, gender and sexuality Language and globalisation Translation: Translation and politics Film remakes and subtitling New media Creative uses of translation and adaptation, including fan translation Translation pedagogy Interpreting International development studies: Gender-based violence Religion and development Global health issues and poverty Migration and immigration Citizenship and multiculturalism Cultural development Transnational justice African Studies: Franco-African relations in the colonial and post-colonial period (North and Sub-Saharan Africa) Decolonisation (notably Algeria and West Africa) Post-colonial and post-conflict state-building Nation-building, including language, culture and memory Pan-Africanism, Blackness and diaspora Humanitarian interventions and peace operations Gender European Studies: European integration The EU as a global actor and foreign policy Right-wing extremism National identity and state formation Intersectionality, discrimination, race and racism Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before 1939 Memory politics American Studies: Transatlantic relations American Revolution Colonial North America/ British Atlantic World African-American, Hispanic, women's, youth and gay civil rights movements of the 20th century

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 13,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2019 4,260 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2019 2,130 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 13,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2020 4,260 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2020 2,130 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years

Campus details

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