University of Reading

University of Reading

Applied Linguistics

The course aims to provide a foundation in applied linguistics for language professionals. Through the wide range of option modules available, you are able to select areas of study to suit your own academic and professional interests. You will acquire a good knowledge of current developments in the field of applied linguistics, its relation to other disciplines, and its relevance to professional practice. You will also gain expertise in undertaking and evaluating applied linguistic research.

Entry requirements

A minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0 orequivalent. A relevant degree or equivalent and some experience in language teaching (English or other languages), or experience in another relevant professional field normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: Sociolinguistics; second language learning principles; English phonology; discourse analysis for language teachers; corpus-based approaches to language description.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289