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University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law MA Applied Linguistics
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law

MA Applied Linguistics

Birmingham, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

30 Aug 2024*

Sep 2024

GBP 10,530 / per year **


* for UK students | 7 May 2024 for international students

** for UK students full-time | £25,290 for international students full-time


Are you interested in learning how the English language works? How it may be analysed and how you learn languages?

The MA in Applied Linguistics is a programme that allows you to develop expertise in specific areas of linguistics, such as corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and/or language pedagogy. The programme combines a range of core modules and optional modules to ensure that you develop a solid foundation in the discipline area whilst also having the flexibility to pursue your own specific research interests.

This highly flexible programme is ideal for language professionals, or for those intending to become language professionals, in a range of possible careers.

We also offer a distance learning programme over 2.5 years. For more information see Applied Linguistics MA (Distance Learning).

Why Study This Course?

  • Flexibility – choose from a variety of modules on offer which will allow you to specialise and study areas of the discipline which interest you the most.
  • Outstanding teaching – learn from experts in the use of corpora in various fields, such as English language teaching, historical linguistics, language and literature, grammar, language processing and discourse analysis.
  • Excellent reputation – The Department of English Language and Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. You will be taught by experts in the field, with a range of interests and specialisms. The University has also been ranked as one of the world's top 50 institutions to study English Language and Literature in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.
  • Access to fantastic resources – as an English Language and Linguistics student at Birmingham, you will have free access to the 450-million-word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research. You will also have access to resources such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work to help with transitioning to postgraduate studies or if you are returning to the world of academia.
  • A vibrant and active postgraduate community – take part in a range of exciting conferences, seminars and social events. There is always something happening in the Department.


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