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26 Russell Square WC1B 5DQ, United Kingdom

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One year full-time or two years part-time
Two to three evenings a week full-time or one to two evenings a week part-time, October to July
Our MA Applied Linguistics and Communication is taught by leading specialists in multilingualism and multiculturalism. Applied linguistics has been taught at Birkbeck since 1965, making this one of the oldest departments in the world. The most recent external examination of our programme reported that ‘there are very high levels of professionalism and real quality in teaching. Students taking this unique course are getting the best in terms of professional practice and support. They are also allowed to develop their own interests and demonstrate independence of both skills and knowledge.’

The core modules introduce you to qualitative and quantitative research methods for undertaking your own empirical and/or theoretical research into language and language behaviour in the form of an extended literature review or dissertation, and to sub-domains of applied linguistics such as first and second language acquisition, intercultural communication, language pedagogy and assessment, language impairment, language policy and language and identity. You are also able to choose from a suite of option modules.


Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics

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Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics Mohammed Ateek

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[email protected]