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University of Greenwich: Applied Linguistics

Institution University of Greenwich
Department Literature, Language and Theatre
Study type Taught


Develop your understanding of the key concepts in applied linguistics and build academic and professional skills perfect for a range of language-related careers.

Our MA in Applied Linguistics is designed to engage students in a wide range of topics and perspectives relevant to the field of linguistics. We explore areas relevant to professional translation, the IT industry, education and language policy, language teaching, and publishing, all of which build your professional skills alongside theoretical understanding.

This course gives you the chance to gain advanced knowledge of different approaches to contemporary linguistic issues and a greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying all human language. You will have the opportunity to carry out a sustained piece of independent research on a relevant topic of your choice.

What you should know about this course - You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct your own research projects in applied linguistics.

  • Learn about the use of ICT in the acquisition of second languages.

  • Gain understanding of cross-linguistic variation and a theoretical perspective on translation practices.

  • Explore current issues in bilingualism from linguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives.


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