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.
Grammar and Discourse
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Approaches to Language and Linguistics
Students must also choose three modules from the following
Teaching Language and Literature
Syllabus Design and Methodology
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
Research and academia