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Linguistics - Applied Linguistics - International

The Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (International) is a one-year taught programme and is offered on a full-time basis using a combination of faculty-student contact hours and self-directed learning and research. The MA is about exploring language in use in a wide variety of realworld situations and contexts (education,politics and wider society). The MA has a strong international focus both in practical terms with the possibility of an overseas semester, as well as advanced language options in English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Spanish, and in theoretical terms reflecting faculty research interest in language and globalisation.


1 year, full-time

Further enquiries

Contact Course Director
Dr Elaine Riordan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202112

Subjects taught

Semester 1

Applied Linguistics
• Research Methodologies

Chose two of the following

• Language Systems 1
• Materials Development for Language Teaching
• English Language Proficiency 1
• Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Studies
• Second Language Acquisition
• The French Language Today
• German-Irish Cultural Constructions
• Spanish in the Contemporary World
• Sociolinguistics of Spanish
• Classroom and Learner Discourse
• Introduction to Irish English

Semester 2

• External Academic Placement
• Career Development in Applied Linguistics

Chose two of the following

• Language and Culture
• Language Systems 2
• ICT and Language Studies
• Sociolinguistics of Irish media
• Language Pedagogy for English Language Teaching
• Culture and the Market
• English Language Proficiency 2 &
• Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Students
• French Translation
• German Translation
• Spanish Translation
• Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching

• Research dissertation in the area of Applied Linguistics
• (15,000-20,000 words) for students taking the MA

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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