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Applied Linguistics Research MA

This MA prepares you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training into applied linguistics.

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This course is only available if you’re applying through the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP).

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The course is for those accepted onto a 1+3 ESRC funded PhD programme.

It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into applied linguistics.

Through the Applied Linguistics Research master's you'll:

  • 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

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