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Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching (MA)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Examine the fundamentals of language, and study issues in teaching methodology, on this MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching master's degree.

You'll investigate current theories in training and learning languages, and we'll show you how to apply these to your teaching practices.

This degree will open paths to teaching in the UK or starting a career overseas.

If you're a language professional in a school or other education setting, this course will help you:

  • develop a comparative perspective on language education policy and practice
  • learn the skills needed to challenge professional practice
  • undertake research and innovation in a range of applied language fields

The MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching is offered by our Centre for Applied Language Research. Staff contributing to the programme are involved in:

  • direct teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and other languages
  • research and development work in applied linguistics and language learning
  • sociolinguistics and cultural studies

This blend of theoretical expertise and ongoing practical experience is one of the distinguishing features of our programme.

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career as a language teacher, language teaching educator, or applied linguistics researcher.

Careers

Our graduates move on to rewarding careers as:

  • language teachers
  • language teacher training professionals

Many also become applied linguistics researchers in state and private institutions, such as education ministries or the publishing industry, both locally and internationally.

A master’s degree will help you develop the skills employers look for, such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem solving, critical thinking and research analysis
  • working independently
  • teamwork, relationship-building and cultural awareness
  • using your initiative

Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    50th

    34

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