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Mary Immaculate College MA in Applied Linguistics
Mary Immaculate College

MA in Applied Linguistics

Limerick, Ireland

12 Months


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

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Distance Learning, On-Campus

* MA: €6,425 for EU and €12,825 for non-EU / Structured PhD: Yr 1 - €6255/€12,825 and Yrs 2/3/4 - €4403/€8781


The MA in Applied Linguistics is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English.

The MA in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context.

Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August).

Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion.

To summarise, the programme begins in September. There are options regarding programme delivery mode and duration to suit individual needs: Delivery options:

On-campus: Traditional delivery format with on-campus, face to face lectures and tutorials

Blended: Combination of online and face to face delivery format

Online: Fully online delivery format using both pre-recorded and live webinars Time options:



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