University of Reading

University of Reading

Applied Linguistics

This course provides intensive training for those intending to pursue doctoral studies in applied linguistics, and represents the first year of a four-year course leading to a PhD. This pathway involves substantial research training modules in applied linguistics, and in social science generally. The courseprovides a wide range of transferable skills relevant to language research, communication skills and project management.

Entry requirements

A minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0 orequivalent. An upper 2nd Class degree in a relevant or equivalent discipline required.

Course modules

Modules include: Issues in linguistic research; essentials of research methods; second language learning principles; discourse analysis for language teachers; corpus-based approaches to language description.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a 20,000 word dissertation.


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

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0118 378 5289