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Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

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Full time | Cambridge Campus | 16 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

16 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Linguistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will improve your theoretical understanding of language learning and help you to develop your teaching skills.

You will explore the latest theories in topics such as second language acquisition and social discourse, as well as learning different methods of analysis with which to assess to their value to your own language teaching.

You will also learn to conduct your own research, compiling and analysing qualitative and quantitative data and developing your critical-evaluative skills. These skills will be put to use on your own research project at the end of the course, as well as in your future career.

Assessment

You will show your understanding of the theoretical issues explored on the course and their practical application through various methods, including portfolios, classroom observation tasks and critical essays. At the end of the course, you will also research and complete a 15,000-word major project.

Careers

Our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will help you prepare for many language-learning and teaching-related professions, such as teaching English and other languages (in the UK and abroad), and developing courses, tests, materials or language policy.

You might also decide to continue on to a research degree, such as our PhD English Language and Linguistics or PhD English Language and Intercultural Communication. You will also gain intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Modules

This module will provide you with an introduction to research methods in preparation for the MA dissertation. Fortnightly sessions will familiarise you with the basic processes of conducting research, including general methodological approaches as well as research ethics. You'll analyse and discuss both qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop your critical-evaluative skills. Two sessions will be used to introduce you to the main software packages for both qualitative and quantitative research. If you're taking the distance learning option, You'll work on the Virtual Learning Environment in small groups with support from the tutor, with your progress monitored through formative tasks. Your assessment will consist of a portfolio, including an outline plan for a research project, which may become the basis for the dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Students with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

University information

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. Since then ARU has grown exponentially, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now you can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible part time...more