This MA prepares you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into applied linguistics. The course is for EU citizens only.
Through the course you will:
- achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory
- gain skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory
- undertake advanced applied research, contributing to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches
- make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data
- communicate your ideas and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
You will consolidate your learning through a research project. This might include:
- a portfolio of critical literature reviews
- case reports
- pilot experiments
- draft journal articles
- a dissertation
The course is for those accepted onto a 1+3 ESRC funded PhD programme. The course is only available to EU citizens.
While studying in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including:
- a well-stocked Education Resource Centre
- Language Analysis Lab
- a phonetics lab
- an audio-video lab
- a recording studio
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- HSS8002 Information Skills
- HSS8007 An Introduction to the Nature of Explanation and Enquiry
- HSS8004 Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- ALC8098 Dissertation
- ALC8110 Research Design, Academic Writing and Publishing for Doctoral Students
Optional modulesOptional modules
You take 40 credits from the following modules:
- ALC8020 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
- ALC8022 Computer Assisted Language Learning
- ALC8025 English Language Teaching Methods
- ALC8026 Language Learning
- ALC8027 Spoken Interaction in Language Learning and Testing Contexts
- ALC8031 Discourse Analysis
- ALC8033 English for Academic Purposes
- ALC8036 Materials Design and Evaluation in TESOL
- ALC8024 Language Awareness
- ALC8029 TESOL for Young Learners
- ALC8030 Reflective Practice and Second Language Teacher Development
- ALC8001 The Social Psychology of Communication
- ALC8002 Sociolinguistics
- ALC8007 Professional Communication
- ALC8008 Language and Cross-Cultural Communication
- ALC8009 English in the World; Global and Cross Cultural Issues surrounding English as a 'lingua franca'
- ALC8010 Culture, Intercultularity and Identity
- SEL8040 Neurocognition of Language Development
- SEL8026 Generative Syntax
- SEL8163 The Sociolinguistics of Language and Society
- ALC8021 Understanding Multimodal Communication
- ALC8028 Thinking Skills in ELT
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £16,200
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in subjects related to:
Acceptance onto a 1+3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD programme. This is only available to EU citizens.
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English Language Requirements
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This course is only available to EU citizens. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
Degree Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6569