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MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Course Description

A chance to study a top UK Masters in China

An undoubted asset to your CV.

This degree programme has a special focus on teaching contexts and is therefore ideally suited for the professional
development of English language teaching professionals. If you have at least two years of teaching prior to enrolling on the course, you are eligible for this programme.

We offer a large range of modules on our taught masters programmes, including sessions on research methodology, teaching practice and career development. You will be given the opportunity to display your research and analytical skills through a dissertation.


Students must take two compulsory modules:

Approaches to Language and Linguistics
Grammar and Discourse

Students must choose two optional modules from the following:

Research Methods in Applied Linguistic
Psychology of Language
Text, Talk and Corpus Analysis
The Globalisation of English
Sociolinguistics of Work


Students must take at least two modules from the following:

Teaching Language and Literature
Language Testing and Assessment
Syllabus Design and Methodology 1

Students can choose one or two optional modules from the following:

Business and Organisational Communication
World Englishes: East and South-East Asia
Language and Gender
Literary Linguistics
Intercultural Communication



This course is also available at our UK campus.

Visit the MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching page on the University of Nottingham in China website for more details!

Student Profiles

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)


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



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


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


Entry Requirements

2:1 - Applicants must have a related degree and two years teaching experience.

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