University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

MA Applied Linguistics programme has been designed to engage students in a wide range of topics, issues and perspectives within the field; offering graduates the opportunity to enhance both professional and academic knowledge and skills. This programme will be of interest to those who work or who wish to work in language-related professions, such as professional translating, the IT industry, education and language policy, language teaching, and publishing, or who wish to pursue further academic research at doctoral level.

Students are assessed through a range of assessment methods depending on the course. These may include: essays; oral presentations; poster presentations; problem sets; examinations; research plans; and a final dissertation. The programme provides opportunities for students to achieve the following learning outcomes: advanced knowledge of differing theoretical approaches to contemporary issues in applied linguistics; an understanding of cross-linguistic variation and its relevance to applied linguistics; a theoretical perspective on the use of ICT in second language acquisition; an understanding of the mechanisms underlying human language; a theoretical perspective on translation practices; an understanding of current issues in bilingualism from linguistic/psycholinguistic perspectives; and the ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent research on a relevant topic.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should typically have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant humanities or social sciences subject (or non-UK equivalent). Other areas may also be considered as suitable.
  • International entry requirements: Students who were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, they should have a minimum IELTS score of 7 or equivalent.
  • IELTS score: 7