Linguistics and English Language

MSc Applied Linguistics

This programme has a strong emphasis on developing skills and knowledge that can be applied in professional settings

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Programme suspended (2020 entry)

We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students. We are working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, but we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer this programme for entry in 2020.

Applications for the next intake typically open in October.

You may also be interested in MSc Linguistics which is available for entry in September 2020.

MSc Linguistics

Why study applied linguistics at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2020).
  • Linguistics research at Edinburgh ranks 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014
  • You will be part of a learning community which includes one of the largest concentration of language scientists in the UK
  • Edinburgh was the first UK university to offer a programme in Applied Linguistics

Programme overview

This is an intensive one-year programme in what may be termed 'socially relevant Linguistics'

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme