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Our MA focuses on the implications and applications of linguistic ideas.

You’ll explore key concepts in linguistic theory and the application of these theoretical perspectives in fields such as:
-Language variation and change.
-The use of language in a number of private, public and professional domains.

You’ll be trained in the many methodologies that can be used for language analysis. You’ll become an active member of a vibrant scholarly community and attend talks and numerous events.

Our course prepares you to advance your career in a language-related profession, or to undertake a research degree.

How will I study?

You’ll study taught modules in the autumn and spring terms. There are core modules and options, depending on your prior studies in linguistics and your interests. In the summer term, you work on your supervised dissertation.

You are assessed by:
-Term papers
-Language analysis papers
-A research proposal
-A 10,000-word dissertation.

You might also be interested in the English Language Teaching (ELT) MA. On some modules, you’ll be taught together with students from this course.

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Careers

Most of our graduates have gone on to careers in education and education management, particularly relating to:
-The teaching of primary language skills.
-English as a second or foreign language.
-Bilingual education.

Others go on to further study in linguistics and related fields, such as journalism, publishing, speech therapy and advertising.

Visit the Applied Linguistics - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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