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Applied Linguistics

The Master's in Applied Linguistics provides a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, sociolinguistics, as well as specialist research skills for the empiricalanalysis of language in context. While it's main focus in on the use and teaching of the English Language in a global context, it will address a national and international need of professional development among language teachers and lanuage professionals.

Entry requirements

•A 2.2 honours primary degree, plus two years' experience in Language Teaching, publishing or translation, or related fields.
•Relevant prior experience in Language Teaching, publishing or translation, or related fields considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.

Duration

Typically, the course will run over three 12-week semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will each have four taught modules (lectures and course work). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year (September–August), using the summer period for the dissertation module.

Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each module will involve ongoing assessment, such as essays and oral presentations. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion.

Careers or further progression

MA in Applied Linguistics
This flexible programme offers a professional development opportunity for language professionals

Further enquiries

Dr Joan O'Sullivan, Programme Coordinator

T: +353 61 774735

E: Joan.OSullivan@mic.ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Core Features of Language: Grammar, Vocabulary and Phonology
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Academic Writing: Lexicogrammar and Discourse
Plus one elective module* from this list:
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Second Language Acquisition
Classroom and Learner Discourse
Introduction to Irish English

Semester 2
Approaches to Language in Context
Issues in Applied Linguistics
Research Methods
Plus one elective module* from this list:
Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching
Phonetics and Phonology
Discourse and Pragmatics
Analysing Media Discourse

* Electives will be offered on the basis of there an adequate level of student uptake

Semester 3
Dissertation (20,000 words)

Comment

The MAAL programme can be taken fully online, on-campus or in blended format

Application date

Closing Date for Applications: 10 January (for January 2020 intake) / 28 August (for September 2020 intake)

Enrolment and start dates

How to Apply
Download and complete the application form (application weblink
below).
•The application form must also include your university transcripts.
•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IELTS is also required, or equivalent.

Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex here, and return the application form by email to: Admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to: Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

Non-EU Applicants
You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying on +353 61 204988 /+353 61 774790.

Download and complete the application form (view course webpage- link below).
•The application form must also include your university transcripts.
•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IELTS is also required, or equivalent.

Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex online, and return the application form by email to: International@mic.ul.ie or by post to: International Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

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