Applied Linguistics ( Sociolinguistics )

School of Languages and Social Sciences - Aston University

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

Specifically, the programmes aim to familiarise graduates with the apparatus to describe lexical, grammatical and phonological systems of English as it is used in speech and writing.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements * Normally a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of an upper second class) in English Language, Linguistics or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references. * Applicants for the programme should also have a minimum of two years, full-time teaching experience. International students whose native language is not English and have not completed a full degree programme taught in English, will also need to obtain: ...

Msc in Applied Linguistics ( Sociolinguistics )

Course programme

Programme outline and modules

The MSc in Applied Linguistics is a Distance Learning version of the on-campus Masters (MA) programme. The aim of this suite of inter-related programmes is to provide graduates with a grounding in key linguistic concepts and models enable and to them to apply these concepts in the analysis of a range of naturally occurring spoken and written data.

Students follow a core programme of modules, complemented by options which allow either for an MSc in Applied Linguistics or further specialisation in the fields of forensic, corpus, literary linguistics or sociolinguistics. The MSc in Forensic Linguistics is particularly suitable for those intending to pursue a career which brings you into contact with the British Legal and Judicial System.

Learning, teaching & assessment

Modules are delivered via a variety of innovative and engaging teaching methods. There are also opportunities for interactive learning under a tutor’s guidance.

The taught modules are assessed by coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a 15,000 word dissertation leading to the award of the MA.

Career opportunities

This course helps you to develop team working skills, presentation and communication skills, as well as research and report writing skills. Your IT skills will also benefit from use of our newly refurbished IT Facilities.

Graduate opportunities include research; teaching; working in the media; public relations and a host of other opportunities requiring excellent communication skills.

Duration of programme: Part-time: 2 -3 years

Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Normally a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of an upper second class) in English Language, Linguistics or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
  • Applicants for the programme should also have a minimum of two years, full-time teaching experience.

International students whose native language is not English and have not completed a full degree programme taught in English, will also need to obtain:

  • An overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of Band 7 in Speaking and Writing and Band 6.5 in Reading and Listening, or
  • TOEFL score of 620 paper-based test (with TWE of 5.0), 260 computer-based test (with TWE of 5.0) or 105 internet-based test with a minimum of 25 in Writing and Speaking and 23 in Reading and Writing.

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