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MA Applied Linguistics

Course Description

A chance to study a UK Masters in China

and graduate with a University of Nottingham, UK degree.

This postgraduate programme represents 1 year of full-time advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study.

The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study.


Students must take TWO compulsory modules:

Approaches to Language and Linguistics
Grammar and Discourse

Students must choose at least ONE optional module from the following:

Text, Talk, and Corpus Analysis
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Students take ONE optional module from the following:

Psychology of Language
The Globalisation of English
Sociolinguistics of Work

Students must choose FOUR optional modules from the following:

Business and Organisational Communication
World Englishes: East and South-East Asia
Teaching Language and Literature
Language and Gender
Literary Linguistics
Syllabus Design and Methodology 1
Language Testing and Assessment
Intercultural Communication



This course is also available at our UK campus.

Visit the MA Applied Linguistics 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 in a related discipline

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