You will study two core modules and four optional modules before completing your 15,000 word dissertation.
You will study two core modules:
This module provides a grounding in the analysis of the lexis and grammar of English. You are introduced to essential concepts and terminology in the field, and gain practice in analysing naturally-occurring language using the models (e.g. pattern 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 aims to provide you with a grounding in approaches to and methods of research in Applied Linguistics.
Assessment: Three-hour computer-based test
You will choose four optional modules - two in each term - from a range which typically includes:
- Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the TESOL classroom
- Business Discourse and Communication
- Corpus Assisted Language Learning
- Discourse, Culture and Intercultural Communication
- English as an International Language
- Issues in Intercultural Communication
- Language & Politics
- Language and Gesture
- Language and New Media
- Language Teacher Training
- Language, Gender and Identity
- Psycholinguistics in TESOL
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.
In addition, you will be offered a course in Academic Writing. Those whose first language is not English are particularly encouraged to follow this course.
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.