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Applied Linguistics - MA


Course Description

About the course

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:

Grammar and Discourse
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Approaches to Language and Linguistics

Optional modules:

Students must also choose three modules from the following

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

Summer modules:

Dissertation

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

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Ningbo Govt.International Student Scholarships for Acacemic Excellence - 15 Awards

There are approximately 15 scholarships of 30,000 CNY (approx 3,000 GBP) available for masters applicants.Students who would like to apply for this scholarship will need to prepare their documents and submit to the Recruitment & Admissions Office by 31st May 2015

Value of Scholarship(s)

GBP 3,000 (approximate based on exchange rate)

Eligibility

Candidates must have a 2:1 or higher (or equivalent) and meet English Language requirements.

Application Procedure

Students must complete a separate application and provide a separate personal statement in addition to applying for a Master's programme at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Further Information

http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/international/pg/masters/fees-and-scholarships.aspx


(Scholarship)

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China High Achievers Scholarship - 20+ Awards

High academic achievers will be rewarded through a 20,000 CNY (approx. 2,100 GBP) scholarship towards their tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Approx GBP 2,100

Eligibility

All applicants are automatically assessed for an award. The top 25 applications (submitted prior to the deadline) will be made a scholarship offer.

Application Procedure

No separate application required after a course application is submitted.

Further Information

http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/international/pg/masters/fees-and-scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

A honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Relevant teaching experience will also be an advantage. For more information please see the website View Website

Last Updated

08 June 2017

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