University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Applied Linguistics

This course focuses on the implications and applications of linguistic ideas. It explores key concepts in linguistic theory and the application of these theoretical perspectives in fields such as language, variation and change, and the use of language in domains of private, public and professional discourse. This course can prepare you to undertake a research degree or can give you a qualification to advance your career in a language-related profession.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a linguistics, English language or modern languages degree with a significant linguistics component. Applicants from other disciplines and with relevant experience in the field of teaching will be considered but may be asked to produce/ submit a sample of academic writing (1,200-1,500 words) to prove they are able to cope with the demands of the MA.

Course modules

Core modules may include: Dissertation (applied linguistics); research proposal (applied linguistics); researching language in use. Options may include: child language acquisition; contemporary stylistics: the discourse of film and drama; discourse and communication analysis; forensic linguistics; intercultural communication; language and culture in intercultural communication; language and gender; language description and analysis; language variation; phonology; second language acquisition and research; the discourse of social and personal identity; world Englishes.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by term papers, language analysis papers, a research proposal, and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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