The taught component of the Applied Linguistics (Structured) programme of the Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Specifically, it aims to:
- Enhance the professional knowledge of language teachers and language professionals by focusing on the core features of language as a system (grammar, lexis and phonology), language learning and acquisition, as well as language in its broader societal context.
- Develop students’ ability to utilise theoretical frameworks for the analysis of discourse to address specific language-related real-world problems concerning the learning, use, teaching and assessment of language;
- Promote an in-depth understanding of the key issues and debates in the field of Applied Linguistics;
- Develop specialist skills in the empirical analysis of language in context using corpus linguistics and other digital tools.
The taught modules will be offered in a face-to-face environment and blended learning will be used to offer flexibility for learners.
The programme creates a structured professional development opportunity for those working in the following areas:
- Language teaching and language education in general
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
- Learning materials editing and publishing
- Language course development
- Core Features of Language: Grammar, Vocabulary and Phonology
- Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
- Academic Writing: lexicogrammar and discourse
- Second Language Acquisition
- Classroom and Learner Discourse
Any one of the following criteria must be met for entry:
- A first class honours primary degree in Applied Linguistics or a related area.
- A 2.1 honours Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or a related area.
- A 2.2 honours Master’s degree, plus two years’ experience in Language Teaching, publishing or translation, or related fields.
Alternatively, if you meet the below criteria, you may apply for MIC's MA in Applied Linguistics. You may then transfer to Year 2 of the Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics if you meet progression requirements including required grade average on this programme:
- A 2.2 honours primary degree, plus two years’ experience in Language Teaching, publishing or translation, or related fields.
International12825 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12825 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA6425 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6425 EUR per year during 48 months.
Tuition fees for the 2,3 and 4 years:
- EU - 4,403 EUR per year.
- NON-EU - 8,781 EUR per year.
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