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MPhil Applied Linguistics

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

MPhil Applied Linguistics in the area of second language acquisition and learning.

Within this field, we have expertise in: second language syntax, explicit and implicit knowledge and learning, vocabulary learning and use, individual differences in second language learning, language testing, figurative language and discourse processing. Examples of research projects which our students have undertaken include the acquisition of the English article system by native speakers of Korean and Spanish, the relationship of working memory and self-correction behaviour in instructed second language learners' speech, and second language acquisition mediated by a CALL environment.

Many of our former students work in higher education institutions around the world, as teachers and/or as academic researchers. Other career paths our former students have taken include publishing, social work, administration, and retail.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,460per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 29 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    111 54%

    22nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    23rd

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