University of Essex

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Linguistics (Taught)

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Course summary

Applied linguistics addresses real-life language problems through insights gained from current linguistic theory, psychology and education. Our MA is designed for people who want to know more about how foreign or second languages (particularly English) are learned, and how different kinds of classroom practice might affect proficiency. You explore different approaches to understanding language and language acquisition, and the methods that can be used to investigate language learning and teaching. You select a mixture of modules on language learning and its application to classroom practices.

Course details


You can tailor your learning experience with a choice of optional modules. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can be found on the course finder on the University of Essex website –

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9200 Year 1
Scotland £9200 Year 1
Wales £9200 Year 1
Channel Islands £9200 Year 1
EU £19740 Year 1
International £19740 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees for part-time courses are calculated pro-rata to the relevant full-time fee. Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Applied Linguistics at University of Essex - UCAS