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Full time | University Park Campus | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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12 months

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

Working alongside our expert staff, you will investigate how English language is applied in real-life contexts. You will have the option of studying modules in sociolinguistics, psychology of language, discourse analysis, stylistics, first and second language acquisition, and teaching English as a foreign language.

We will introduce the key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics, training you in relevant research methods including quantitative and qualitative approaches. You will also have access to training, software and resources for conducting corpus-assisted studies of language in use.

The key features of this course include:

  • A theoretical grounding in, and practical experience of, varied research methodologies
  • Teaching informed by active research
  • Flexibility in course content through optional modules. Areas include: sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, literary linguistics, psycholinguistics, English language teaching


Explore various approaches of collecting and processing data, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. With a focus on the area of applied linguistics, you will be introduced to: methods of collecting quantitative and qualitative data; questionnaire and interview design; the use of the statistical software SPSS in quantitative data analysis; qualitative data analysis and interpretation; best practices in presenting quantitative and qualitative results.

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in English language/literature or a related arts or humanities subject

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more