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

MA: Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in English, linguistics, modern languages or other relevant discipline.

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.

Assessment methods

You will write some extended essays, but most modules will be assessed through a module portfolio containing a range of evidence demonstrating achievement of the module learning outcomes. This may take the form of: shorter essays; annotated bibliography; critical research review; reports on design/ trialling of research instruments; reports on workshop tasks; records of oral presentations; data analysis tasks. The 15,000 word dissertation is a core element in establishing the acquisition of appropriate skills and the application of research techniques. Your supervisor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Avenue Campus SO17 1BF South East

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Humanities
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