Applied Linguistics and TESOL - MA

University of Sussex    School of Media, Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

At Sussex, we view Applied Linguistics as the practical application of linguistic knowledge. This includes topics from language acquisition to forensic linguistics and intercultural communication.

English is a world language, used for global communication ranging from education to advertising and public relations. Exploring the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), you’ll gain knowledge about the social functions and contexts of language use, and how research is applied to practice.

You’ll be taught by experts in Linguistics and language teaching. You’ll find out how languages are structured, used and learned, and gain cultural awareness skills.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in linguistics, English language, modern languages, or a subject which has included a significant linguistic component (e.g. a linguistics pathway or minor). Alternatively, you should have a degree (or equivalent) in any subject, and substantial work experience (two years’ full-time or equivalent) in a language-related profession (for example language teacher, language support assistant or translator). You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.


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