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Applied Linguistics

MA Applied Linguistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

MA Applied Linguistics FT is an interdisciplinary programme concerned with practical issues involving language use in our globalised, multilingual world: language in the workplace, language and migration, language policy, multilingualism, language education and endangered languages, identity issues and language and technology.

Taught by internationally recognised experts from a variety of disciplines, based on state of the art research.
Students have access to online learning resources and networked computer facilities

Who Should Apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
• Anyone interested in the practical issues of communication in social contexts
• Those interested in understanding how languages are learnt and taught
• Anyone with a qualification in languages seeking to enhance their career prospects in their current employment

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree 2H1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.2 NFQ Level 8 or the international equivalent is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must normally also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Applicants that have an overall of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with no category less than 6.0, could apply for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics Z229 and after Semester 1 appy to transfer into the MA if the School is satisfied with their language proficiency.

Duration

1 Years / 2 Years

The following entry routes are available:

MA Applied Linguistics FT (Z227)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA Applied Linguistics PT (Z228)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities:
Students can pursue research at PhD level and work at universities, both in Ireland and internationally.
Examples of careers pursued by applied linguistics graduates include: teaching, public and private sector employment (internationally and within Ireland), customer relations manager, marketing consultant, technical copy editor, technical writer, training and development manager, administrative assistant, fund raiser.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Maria-Rosario Hernandez
Contact Number:+353 0(1) 716 8283

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Minor Thesis SLL40090
Research Methods SLL40110
Second Language Teaching and Learning SLL40180
Second Language Acquisition SLL40290
Intro to Applied Linguistics SLL40330

Stage 1 - Option

Human Language Technologies COMP40020
The English Language for TESOL LANG40590
Minority Languages LING40220
Global English LING40260
Sociolinguistics for AL LING40290
Phonology for AL LING40310
Current Issues in Language Development PSY40350

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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