MA Applied Linguistics – February or September entry
Our MA Applied Linguistics course is an ideal option for graduates who wish to develop a career in the language-related industries including publishing, media, teaching and translation.
Reading's Department of English Language and Linguistics has more than 50 years of excellence in the field. David Crystal OBE (awarded for services to the English language, 1995) set up the first linguistics degree at the University of Reading, and sociolinguistics was born at Reading.
This course provides up-to-date and critical knowledge of applied linguistics taught by top scholars in the field through training in established and cutting-edge research methodologies. We’re in the top 150 universities in the world for these subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).
It connects theory with practice in real-world settings and offers flexibility and variety through a wide choice of optional modules to suit individual needs and academic interests.
Our specialist areas of research include discourse analysis, professional communication, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology, corpus linguistics, testing and assessment; second language acquisition, intercultural communication, multilingualism, language teaching and creativity, language curriculum design, EFL teacher training, child language development, language and migration, and world English.
In the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, overall, 100% of graduates from English Language and Applied Linguistics are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (based on our analysis of the most recent HESA data for this subject © HESA 2022, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20; includes all English Language and Applied Linguistics responders).
For more information, please visit the English Language and Applied Linguistics website.