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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

MA Applied Linguistics programme has been designed to engage students in a wide range of topics, issues and perspectives within the field; offering graduates the opportunity to enhance both professional and academic knowledge and skills. This programme will be of interest to those who work or who wish to work in language-related professions, such as professional translating, the IT industry, education and language policy, language teaching, and publishing, or who wish to pursue further academic research at doctoral level.

Students are assessed through a range of assessment methods depending on the course. These may include: essays; oral presentations; poster presentations; problem sets; examinations; research plans; and a final dissertation. The programme provides opportunities for students to achieve the following learning outcomes: advanced knowledge of differing theoretical approaches to contemporary issues in applied linguistics; an understanding of cross-linguistic variation and its relevance to applied linguistics; a theoretical perspective on the use of ICT in second language acquisition; an understanding of the mechanisms underlying human language; a theoretical perspective on translation practices; an understanding of current issues in bilingualism from linguistic/psycholinguistic perspectives; and the ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent research on a relevant topic.

Different course options

Full time | Greenwich Maritime Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will give students a sound understanding of contemporary theoretical perspectives in Second Language Acquisition. The module helps students develop an understanding of the relationship between empirical research methods and theories of acquisition. The module provides students with the necessary analytical and reasoning skills to examine issues in second language acquisition. It explores the evaluation of data and proposal of hypothesis to solve a range of linguistics problems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should typically have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant humanities or social sciences subject (or non-UK equivalent). Other areas may also be considered as suitable.

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more