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MA Applied Linguistics

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15525 GBP
7145 GBP
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
Culture, Communication & Media
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This MA explores language from a wide range of perspectives. It is designed to develop understanding of key concepts and issues related to applied linguistics and English language education globally, while also engaging students in real-world problems where language is a central issue.

  • The Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy across a range of areas including applied linguistics.
  • One of the key aims of UCL Institute of Education’s Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics is to seek external funding for high-quality research and consultancy in the broad field of applied linguistics, including bilingualism and multilingualism, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, linguistic ethnography, semiotics and language-in-education policy and practice, and undertake such research.
  • It also aims to provide research input into teaching programmes and doctoral supervision in areas of applied linguistics and English language education.

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Eligibility Criteria

Normally a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics And Sociocultural Theory


  • Assessment: Issues and Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in English Education
  • Discourse Society and Culture
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues
  • English in Diverse World Contexts
  • Fundamentals of Second and Foreign Language Teaching
  • Internet Cultures: Theory and Practice
  • Language and Identity
  • Language Teacher Identity and Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Materials Development for Language Teaching
  • Perspectives on Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy
  • Technology and Education Beyond the Classroom
  • The Multilingual Classroom
  • Theoretical Foundations of Educational Ideas
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia) Module I
  • What is Education?

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How to Apply

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL.

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study
All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the taught degrees section.

2. Check the entry requirements
Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

  • View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus
  • Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)
  • Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.
  • If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graduate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest. Please note that programmes close at 5pm London time on the date advertised.
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online
Apply directly to UCL for most graduate programmes

  • Apply for Teacher Training programmes
  • You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.
  • Applications must be supported by:
  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

5. Await decision
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).

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