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Applied Linguistics Research MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This MA prepares you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training into applied linguistics.

About this course

The course is for those accepted onto a 1+3 ESRC funded PhD programme. The course is only available to EU citizens.

It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into applied linguistics.

What you'll learn

Through the course you will:

achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory
gain skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory
undertake advanced applied research, contributing to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches
make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data
communicate your ideas and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Your development

You will consolidate your learning through a research project. This might include:

a portfolio of critical literature reviews
case reports
pilot experiments
draft journal articles
a dissertation

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to equip new research students with the knowledge and skills to become efficient and effective information managers, saving time and stress, and ensuring they are able to make the most of the rich range of resources available from the University Library and beyond. It covers all aspects of information literacy, from the beginnings of the literature search, through to keeping research up-to-date and organising references, right up to the ethical and practical issues to consider when disseminating one's work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in subjects related to: languages; linguistics; education. Acceptance onto a 1+3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD programme.