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

MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL

Birmingham, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full 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 the relationship between language and society, or in how language is organised in the mind?

Do you want to learn more about how English vocabulary works, or about the differences between spoken and written language? Are you interested in how such knowledge might be useful to the design and execution of English language learning and teaching?

This program is designed for experienced teachers – with more than a year’s professional language teaching experience – wishing to develop their knowledge of linguistics and understand its potential applications in language teaching. We aim to equip students with the linguistic and pedagogic knowledge, the research and analytic skills, and the confidence necessary to develop their careers in English language teaching, and/or to move into areas such as teacher training or ELT management.

Why Study This Course?

  • Tailored to your level of experience – this program is specifically designed for more experienced language teachers, so it offers an advanced level of study that will allow you to build on your existing skills and experience.
  • Access to fantastic resources – as an English Language and Linguistics student at Birmingham, you will have free access 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A vibrant and active postgraduate community – join a range of exciting conferences, seminars, and social events. There is always something happening in the Department.


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