University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Applied Linguistics (English Language Teaching)

The overall aim of this course is to provide advanced training in applied linguistics or language in education to professionals with language interests, typically language teachers in schools, further and higher education.

Entry requirements

This course is for international students only. 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in English, linguistics, modern languages or another relevant discipline, as well as some relevant professional experience e.g. language teaching.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: description of language; quantitative methods and statistical processes; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1 and 2; 2nd language learning or language in society. 3 optional modules from a list of professional and academic modules in applied linguistics and English language teaching. Years 2 to 4: during year 2 the students complete an advanced skills portfolio, comprising a range of research and professional skill development activities; in years 2 to 4 they also work towards completion of an original research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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