University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)

This course provides training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition. This course is recognised by the ESRC.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in English, Linguistics, Modern Languages or another relevant discipline.English Language. students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Description of language; quantitative methods and statistical processes; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1 and 2; second language learning or language in society; dissertation; plus 3 modules from: action research; discourse analysis; ethnographic research; language in society; philosophical issues in educational research; second language learning; small group/classroom interaction; statistical data analysis.

Sponsorship information

Studentships available for UK/EU students from Economic and Social Research Council on competitive basis (closing date March 2003); Research and Graduate School of Education (RGSE) scholarships available on competitive basis; Faculty scholarships available on competitive basis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 8062