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Course content

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff.

This one-year full-time (or part-time) course has a particular focus on research methodology, exploring how language shapes human interaction.

 By studying this course you will:

  • understand how to employ a range of research approaches to language, from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics
  • have the opportunity to investigate language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle
  • develop a thorough grounding in language research and its practical applications
  • use your knowledge of how languages are formed to solve real-life problems.

 The course is excellent preparation for students who wish to continue their studies at PhD level.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods
  • Approaches to Language and Linguistics
  • Teaching Language and Literature
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Dissertation

Restricted modules

Group 1

Students must take 20-40 credits from this group

  • Teaching Language and Literature
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Syllabus Design and Methodology

Group 2

Students can take maximum 20 credits from this group if only 2 modules are chosen from Group 1

  • Advanced Translation
  • Advanced Interpreting

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

Careers

By studying applied linguistics you will develop skills that are highly valued by employers, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation and problem solving skills. The types of careers you might expect to pursue include:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Business analyst
  • Communications
  • Language teaching
  • Project management
  • Publishing
  • Research and academia
  • Writing

Detailed module information can be accessed on Online Module Catalogue. Please search by module name or module code. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications.


Visit the Applied Linguistics - MA page on the University of Nottingham in China website for more details!

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