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Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

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.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader, Dr Sarah Rule, has research interests in language acquisition and processing.

Related pathways

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.