|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
You will complete six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.
There are three core modules:
Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
This module introduces you to the concepts and techniques involved in current qualitative corpus research, including corpus investigation software and the presentation and interpretation of corpus data, especially concordances and collocation. There is an emphasis on the relationships between corpus data and theories of language. You will be expected to carry out a small-scale corpus-based project of your own design, using monolingual or bilingual corpora.
Research Methods in Corpus Linguistics
This usually includes statistics, use and design of programs, corpus collection and research project design. The module content is flexible to cater for the needs and interests of individual students.
Advances in Corpus Linguistics
This module places corpus linguistics in the wider context of discourse studies, contrastive linguistics, social (particularly media) studies, CDA and language philosophy. It aims to contribute towards helping you to appreciate the contribution corpus linguistics makes to linguistics in general.
You will also choose three optional modules that can focus on a chosen area of application, from a range which includes:
In the autumn term –
Discourse, Culture and Communication
Language and Literature: Key Topics in Stylistics
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Social and Multimodal Aspects of Communication OR Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
Syllabus and Materials Design
In the spring term –
Cognitive Approaches to Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
Computer Assisted Language Learning
English as a Global Language
Issues and Approaches in English for Academic Purposes
Language and New Media
Language and Politics
Language, Style and Identity
Language Teaching Observation and Practice
Narrative Analysis in Film and Fiction
Over the past five years, over 92% of English Language and Applied Linguistics postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our graduates enter roles for which their programme has prepared them, such as translation, interpreting or teaching; others use their transferable skills in a wide range of occupations including journalism, marketing, publishing and media