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Taught Masters programmes in CLCS

Applications for 2015/16 will open on 1 November 2014

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The Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS) offers M.Phil. (taught Masters) programmes in the areas of


Detailed information: Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadline: 30 June 2014

How to apply: Graduate Studies Office website.

Apply now: via this page

Taught by internationally recognised specialists, these courses are designed to appeal to those with a general or professional interest in language and how it works. The Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching courses are designed for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the language teaching professions.

Class sizes are typically relatively small (we consider a class of 20 or more to be large), and we can therefore offer considerable personal attention to our students. Lecturers and other staff are friendly and approachable, and motivated primarily by concern for students’ progress and welfare.

If you think you might be interested in applying for one of these M.Phil. programmes, please read the information on this and the following pages, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with the course coordinator, Dr Breffni O’Rourke, if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

2013 orientation sessions (MS PowerPoint):

Course structure, administration, etc.

Introduction to Contemporary Linguistics

Introduction to Contemporary Applied Linguistics

Dissertations and Research Ethics

Research Methodology tutorial series

Services and Resources

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