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This programme offers a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, with a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings.
What will I study?
You will explore how language is used in a variety of social situations; for example, language use in everyday conversation, or in educational setting.
You will compare language variability - for example, bilingualism, accents, dialects - with social diversity such as gender, class, or ethnicity.
You will examine how knowledge and uses of language can impact people’s lives.
Edinburgh was the first university in the UK to offer a programme in applied linguistics, so you will benefit from a long-established academic tradition of
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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.
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University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 20th in the QS World University Rankings 2020. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.Read more
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