MA Applied Linguistics

Cardiff University, Wales

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About Programme

This course is tailored for any career requiring specialised language awareness, including Teaching English as a Foreign Language and professional communication.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English

Full-time

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $9,610
  • Fee international: $21,795

Part-time

  • Duration: 24 months

Our Applied Linguistics programmes offer knowledge and expertise to take you into a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.

The programme incorporates three broad areas of study:

  • research methodology
  • language description and comparison
  • specialised topics in language and social life, foreign language teaching and multimodality

Distinctive features

Our Centre for Language and Communication Research has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodal communication, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, and formulaic language.

Career prospects

Postgraduate study in the School is a gateway to many careers within and beyond academia. Many overseas postgraduates return to lectureships with much-enhanced career prospects while many UK students use the qualification to travel to new countries, often as teachers of English, or to begin academic careers of their own.

Outside education and academia, the principle avenues of employment for graduates are speech therapy, the creative and media sector, administration and publishing.

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