MA Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)

University of Southampton, England

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About Programme

This programme provides thorough training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition.

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


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $12,032
  • Fee international: $23,549


  • Duration: 24 months

This programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as the first year of a 1+3 doctoral programme, leading to a PhD award.

Fascinated by the mechanics of speech? Do you want to research the formation of language and how it has evolved over time? Then apply for our MA in Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology) and study intercultural communications while examining language in society through linguistic research methods. This masters in Applied Linguistics degree course will allow you to analyse the way language is used and how we communicate to one another.


A masters degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English, modern languages or a cognate discipline. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in all components, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University

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