Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) from August 2017 intake onwards

Programme Structure & Courses (From August 2017 intake onwards)


Click below to view the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics schedule of courses.

**Please note that not all courses listed under a semester will actually be offered. Course offering depends on staff availability.

MAAL Programme Structure (for Aug 2017 intake onwards)

Tentative schedule of courses for Jul/Aug 2017 Semester


Completion Routes

In order to graduate, participants can choose one of two completion routes.


  1. The MA by Coursework Entirely Route

    Participants who choose to take the MA by Coursework Entirely route have to complete seven courses in total plus MAE990 Integrative Project, as specified below:
  • The Core Course MAE900 Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics.
  • Two Required Specialisation courses.
  • Three electives from the MA in Applied Linguistics programme.
  • One open elective (participants have the option of doing a fourth MAAL elective or choosing one elective from any NIE programme).
  • The capstone course MAE990 Integrative Project.


  1. The MA by Coursework with Dissertation Route

Participants who choose to take the MA by Coursework with Dissertation route have to complete six courses in total plus the dissertation, as specified below:

  • The Core Course MAE900 Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics.
  • Two Required Specialisation courses.
  • Two electives from the MA in Applied Linguistics programme.
  • One open elective (participants have the option of doing a third MAAL elective or choosing one elective from any NIE programme ).
  • The dissertation.

Rate of Completion

 

The following table offers some of the commonly chosen completion routes available to part-time and full-time students. Please note that students may vary their rate of completion depending on their preferences but should consult with the Programme Leader first to make sure they meet all requirements in a timely manner.

 

Common completion routes for MA in Applied Linguistics (from August 2017 intake onwards)

 

Accreditation

 

Participants who have been granted accreditation of selected courses in the MA in Applied Linguistics programme may seek approval for a different completion route. The personalised schedule must be planned in consultation with the MA Programme Leader.

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