You will study two core modules:
This module provides a grounding in the analysis of the lexis and grammar of English. You will be introduced to essential concepts and terminology in the field, and gain practice in analysing naturally-occurring language using the models (e.g. Systemic-Functional Grammar) discussed. There is some emphasis on the application of such analysis to the study of language in social context.
Assessment: 2 x 2,000-word essays
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
This module includes a course in methods and approaches to research in Applied Linguistics.
Assessment: 4,000-word essay
You will choose optional modules from a range which typically includes:
- Social and Multimodal Aspects of Communication OR Social and Psychological Aspects of Language OR Psychological and Multimodal Aspects of Communication
- Discourse, Culture and Communication
- Syllabus and Materials Design
- Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
- Corpus Assisted Language Learning
- Corpus Linguistics
- English as a Global Language
- Exploring English Grammar
- Issues and Approaches in English for Academic Purposes
- Intercultural Communication
- Language and Gesture
- Language and New Media
- Language and the Senses
- Language, Gender and Identity
- Language Teaching Observation and Practice
- Psycholinguistics in TESOL
- Teacher Training
- Vocabulary and Phraseology
For more information, see our English Language and Linguistics module descriptions.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation.
This programme outline relates to 2018/19 and is subject to change in future years.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.