University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Linguistics (Taught)

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Course summary

This Masters focuses on how linguistic research can help solve language-related problems in professional practice and public life. It is designed for you to become a research-led specialist in areas such as language and education, intercultural communication, language and politics and professional discourse. You will design and undertake your own applied research project as part of this degree. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme allows you to supplement specialist courses in Applied Linguistics with a wide range of topics of your choosing, including discourse analysis, name studies, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and more.
  • Our facilities include an outstanding provision of linguistic laboratories, including digital humanities, corpus resources and phonetics.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Teaching is delivered across two semesters, followed by your own in-depth research-led dissertation in Applied Linguistics. You will undertake two core courses and optional courses in areas such as Systemic Functional Linguistics, Language Learning and Teaching, and Forensic Linguistics. Alongside optional courses in Applied Linguistics, the programme also offers a range of optional courses from linguistics, English, and other disciplines, enabling you to create your own Masters programme. The programme allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting courses from across the College of Arts, according to personal interests. The programme convenor will work with you to construct a good portfolio of courses according to your personal aims and objectives. Semester One In semester one, you will take one core course and two optional courses. Core Course: ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - RESEARCH TRAINING Semester Two In semester two, you will take one core course and two optional courses. Core Course: APPLYING LINGUISTICS IN SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE Dissertation: APPLIED LINGUISTICS DISSERTATION Optional Courses: Students will take four optional courses over the two semesters. We would advise students with an interest in educational applications to choose at least two courses from the following selection: LANGUAGE AND THE GLOBAL CAMPUS: LINGUISTIC ISSUES IN THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL VARIABLES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS We would advise students with an interest in social applications to choose at least two courses from the following selection: FORENSIC LINGUISTICS CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS MULTILINGUALISM: INDIVIDUALS, INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETY Remaining options can be taken from the courses listed above or from among the 20-credit courses listed under the ELL and TESOL pathways, subject to availability and capacity. Optional courses that would be particularly relevant to the Applied Linguistics programme include: CORPUS LINGUISTICS (PGT) EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS METHODS IN WRITTEN TEXT ANALYSIS APPROACHES TO SCOTS IN SPEECH AND TEXT With the convenor’s permission, you may also take optional courses from elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond.

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How to apply

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this postgraduate taught programme is a 2.1 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in English Language, Linguistics, Education or another relevant subject. Suitable practical experience will be considered as an alternative on an individual basis.


Fees and funding

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