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Year 1 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

The MSc in Applied Linguistics programme consists of a combination of compulsory courses and optional courses. As some courses may not be available in particular academic years, students should consult the current academic year's course information on DRPS.

Please note that students with ESRC funding will be required to take the following ESRC accredited research training courses:

Qualitative Methods in Psychological Research (10 credits)
Multivariate Statistics and Methodology Using R (10)
Univariate Statistics and Methodology Using R (10)
Linguistics Research Skills (20 credits)

Additionally, students on this pathway are asked to audit SPS Research Design (20 credits) to supplement the Linguistic Research Skills course and ensure that they mix with students in the UoE ESRC Core Cohort, thus standardising their experience.

NOTE: This programme is available to study part-time (PT). PT students must complete the same requirements as full-time over two academic years. The dissertation must be completed during Year 2, after progression to the dissertation stage has been confirmed by the Board of Examiners. All course choices are subject to the approval of the supervisor. Students are advised that course availability may vary across years subject to staffing arrangements.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Option Courses 1 - MSc Applied Linguistics

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Recommended Combinations of Courses:
While we certainly don't expect students to begin the programme knowing which research area they plan to specialise in, the choice of Semester 1 courses can impact the kind of dissertation topic a student may wish to pursue, later. To that end, we recommend the following course choices:

For students interested in discourse analysis:
- Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics
- Introduction to Syntax, or Pragmatics (10 Credits)

For students interested in sociolinguistics:
- Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Students cannot choose Introduction to Phonology, and Introduction to Phonology & Phonetics together.

Group A

Select between 20 and 60 credits in this group.

Option Courses 2 - MSc Applied Linguistics

Select between 20 and 60 credits of the following courses

Option Courses 3 - MSc Applied Linguistics

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
A wide range of level 11 courses are available within and without PPLS. With the Programme Director's approval, a student will be allowed to fish wide and choose from these to complete their credit count

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