MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Program Description

MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

This postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics, with a particular emphasis on English language teaching and pedagogical applications. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study. It draws on students' teaching experience and encourages reflection and development in pedagogy. It differs from its sister MA in Applied Linguistics only in the experience brought by the student to the programme, and in the dissertation topic required.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to Language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.

The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements: A good honours degree in a relevant subject

  • IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • TOEFL paper based: 600 with 4.5 in TWE
  • TOEFL Computer Based Requirements  250 with a TWE of 5.0
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 (no less than 19 in any element)

This MA additionally requires a minimum of two years of approved teaching experience (or equivalent).

Last updated October 16, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
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90,000 CNY
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