This programme offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings. In Applied Linguistics, we draw on knowledge about language, how it works and how it is used in order to contribute to real life issues. We:
- examine language use in a variety of social settings (e.g. language use in everyday conversation, in educational settings, in medical settings etc.)
- focus on language variability (e.g. bilingualism, accents, dialects, etc.) versus social diversity (e.g. gender, class, ethnicity etc.)
- consider how knowledge about language as it is actually used in real social settings can (be made to) impact on people's lives
- explore how language is used in a variety of social situations - for example, language use in everyday conversation, or in educational settings
- compare language variability - for example, bilingualism, accents, dialects - with social diversity such as gender, class, or ethnicity
- examine how knowledge and uses of language can impact people’s lives
See our website for detailed programme information.
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
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