Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) Programme
up to January 2017 intake

The MA Applied Linguistics Programme has 3 strands:

  • Language Education Research
    The focus of this strand is on language education with a strong research orientation.

  • Language Studies
    The focus of this strand is on linguistic theory and its implication for language education.

  • Classroom Applications
    Courses in this strand address classroom practice and issues directly related to language teaching and assessment

Programme Structure & Courses

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

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
    nine courses in total plus MMM800 Critical Inquiry, as specified below:

  • The Core Course MAE800 Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics.
  • At least two Required Specialisation Courses: either MAE801 or MAE804, and either MAE802 or MAE803.
  • At least one and not more than three of the Language Education Research Electives.
  • At least one and not more than three of the Language Studies Electives.
  • At least one and not more than two of the Classroom Applications Electives.
  • An optional elective from any NIE programme outside the MA in Applied Linguistics programme, if participants choose to do so.
  • The independent study course MMM800 Critical Inquiry.
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    2. The MA by Coursework with Dissertation Route

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

  • The Core Course MAE800 Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics.
  • At least two Required Specialisation Courses: either MAE801 or MAE804, and either MAE802 or MAE803.
  • At least one and not more than three of the Language Education Research Electives.
  • At least one and not more than three of the Language Studies Electives.
  • At least one and not more than two of the Classroom Applications Electives.
  • The dissertation
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    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 Program Leader first to make sure they meet all requirements in a timely manner.

     

     




    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.


    Click here for the frequently asked questions (FAQs).