Masters in Applied Linguistics (M.Phil.)
Applications for 2017/18 are now closed.
Applications for 2018/19 will open on 1st November 2017
All MPhil students starting in September 2018 are required to attend CLCS orientation sessions in the department which run from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September.
Course Co-ordinator: Dr. Gessica De Angelis
Full-time: one year, 6 to 8 hours per week of classes.
Part-time: two years, 2 to 6 hours per week of classes.
To apply please see: Postgraduate Taught Courses
Course Handbook 2017-18
Module Descriptions 2017-18
Queries: please contact Dr. Gessica De Angelis
The Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics has been offered by CLCS for nearly 30 years. It offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with the discipline, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations.
Our M.Phil. offers you:
- Elite, tailor-made programme
- Flexible design shaped by your interests in Applied Linguistics
- Small class size, taught by world-class experts
- Wide choice of elective modules offered every year
- Competitively-priced tuition
- The chance to study at a premier university in the heart of vibrant Dublin
- Two-year visa extension for non-EU M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics graduates to seek employment in Ireland
Students do not need to have a background in linguistics or applied linguistics, but they are normally expected to have language teaching experience. Indeed, many of our students have been practising teachers who wish to expand their career horizons by deeper study of the current state of the art in language education.
Our alumni have followed various career paths in language education and other language professions, with many opting to pursue research at a higher level through the Ph.D., here in CLCS or elsewhere. For some, Ph.D. research has led to professional academic employment.
You take four obligatory ‘core’ modules:
- Describing Grammar
- Language Acquisition
- Second Language Curriculum Planning and Implementation
- Language Testing
...and choose two from among the following menu of elective modules available every year:
- An Ghaeilge mar Mheán Teagaisc [Irish as a Medium of Instruction]
- Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish.
- Corpus Linguistics (not available in 2017-18)
- Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Language Variation and Change
- Linguistic Landscapes
- Linguistic Pragmatics
- Linguistic Typology
- Speech and Language Technology in Education
- Technology, Language, and Communication
The modules are taught in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, and students prepare and write a 15,000-word dissertation in Trinity term and the long vacation (April-August).
Read our Frequently Asked Questions on the M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics and related M.Phil. programmes.
For a more in-depth insight into the shape and content of the programme, please consult our current course handbook. Note that the information provided in the handbook is subject to change from year to year.