MA Applied Linguistics (Online)

The University of Nottingham, England

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About Programme

You will be introduced to the key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics and provided with thorough training in relevant research methods.

  • Type: Online
  • Start: September, February
  • Language: English


  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $12,161
  • Fee international: $12,161

The web-based MA in Applied Linguistics explores the role of language in human affairs using a variety of approaches, ranging from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics. With a particular focus on research methodology, this programme offers an opportunity for investigating language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle.

You will be taught using the latest advances in online teaching methods and electronic resources.

Typical modules on this course include topics such as:

  • Descriptive Linguistic Analysis
  • Discourse Analysis
  • World Englishes
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Syllabus Design and Methodology
  • Corpus Analysis
  • Health Communication
  • Grammar in the Classroom
  • Intercultural Communication


Conducting postgraduate work in the School of English Studies fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

We will help you develop your ability to research and process a large amount of information quickly, and to present the results of your research in an articulate and effective way.

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent). IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.

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