University of Nottingham Ningbo China
MA, Applied LinguisticsMaster
The programme is available full time (over 1 year) or part-time (over 2-4 years)
Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff.
This one-year full-time (or part-time) course has a particular focus on research methodology, exploring how language shapes human interaction.
By studying this course you will:
- understand how to employ a range of research approaches to language, from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics
- have the opportunity to investigate language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle
- develop a thorough grounding in language research and its practical applications
- use your knowledge of how languages are formed to solve real-life problems.
The course is excellent preparation for students who wish to continue their studies at PhD level.
"I chose UNNC because of its international environment, approachable staff, and beautiful campus. I believe that UNNC has provided me with real experience in regard to modern academics and research. Furthermore, the skills used in the MA in Applied Linguistics are also easily transferred to many different jobs and careers." Charles Edward Yarrow, MA in Applied Linguistics 2018
Students must take all modules in this group
ENGL4196 research methods
ENGL4198 topics in applied linguistics
Optional (Group 1)
Students must take 20 credits from this group
ENGL4195 discourse analysis
ENGL4195 corpus linguistics
ENGL4286 Specialised Translation
Optional (Group 2)
Students must take 60 credits from this group
ENGL4197 Intercultural Communication
ENGL4193 Syllabus Design and Methodology
ENGL4192 Teaching Language and Literature
ENGL4282 Language Testing and Assessment
ENGL4283 Business & Organisational Communication
INCM4018 Advanced Translation
Detailed module information can be found through the online module catalogue. Please enter the module title or code when searching.
Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.
Careers and further study
By studying applied linguistics you will develop skills that are highly valued by employers, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation and problem solving skills. The types of careers you might expect to pursue include:
- Advertising and marketing
- Business analyst
- Language teaching
- Project management
- Research and academia
Detailed module information can be accessed on Online Module Catalogue. Please search by module name or module code. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications.
1. High school diploma and above.
2. Non-Chinese citizens who hold a foreign passport and comply with the relevant regulations set by the “Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC ".
3. Physically and mentally healthy.
4. Applicants under 18 years old (Per September) should provide a letter of guarantee for their guardian in China (notarization required).
1. Scan passport: Front page and Endorsement page (page 3/4, if there is an addition or change of name). (bit.ly/ContohPassport) (bit.ly/ContohEndorsement)
2. Recent passport size photo, with the following format: Recent full-faced passport size photo (the head occupies 70% of the size of the photo); the aspect ratio is 4:3; white background without borders; the size is 100-500KB (*.jpg,*.jpeg). (bit.ly/ContohPhoto)
3. Language Certificates
- English Taught: IELTS with an overall score of 5.5/6.0 or TOEFL IBT 85 (different for each university)
- Chinese Taught: HSK 4-6 (levels and minimum scores are different for each major and university)
4. High school diploma (for bachelor degree) and Bachelor or Master diploma (for master and doctoral degree), hasn’t graduated students should provide an official statement from your high school or university as proof of graduation (Pre-Graduation Statement). (bit.ly/PreGraduationLetter) (bit.ly/PreGraduationLetter2)
5. High school transcripts (for bachelor degree) and university transcripts (for master and doctoral degree), page sorted in 1 file. Please contact your school to get ‘1 sheet’ kinds of transcripts. (bit.ly/ContohOnePageTranscript)
6. 2 (two) recommendation letters from your teachers in high school (for bachelor degree) and two university professors (for master and doctoral degrees) along with letterhead and stamp from the school. Please also include the email and phone number of recommenders. (bit.ly/Contoh_Recommendation_Letter)
7. Study Plan / Personal Statement, approximately 800 words (English/Mandarin) and must be signed with a clear name. You could check general personal statement points grid here (bit.ly/PoinPersonalStatement)
8. Additional requirements that apply vary from university to university, for example:
- Entrance Examination / Interview.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV). (bit.ly/Contoh_CurriculumVitae_CV)
- Financial Statement (from Bank). (bit.ly/ContohFinancialCertificateProof)
- Certificate of No Criminal Record (SKCK) from the Local Indonesian Police. (bit.ly/ContohSKCK)
- Medical Check Up Report. (bit.ly/SyaratPengisianForm) (bit.ly/PhysicalExaminationForm)
- Documents number 4-6 above, MUST be translated into English / Mandarin, and legalized by the school or you could use the services of a sworn translator.
- Documents needed for Additional Requirements do not need to be prepared in advance, our team will follow up with you later.
- Please neatly SCAN each file in pdf format, the size must not be more than 1 MB (except the passport photo must comply with the requirements above), then upload everything to the system at www.greatwall.co.id.
1. Tuition: RMB 110,000 Per Year
2. Accommodation costs: approximately 5,000 – 16,000 RMB per year for oversea students, depending on the type of accommodation.
3. Living costs: 16,200 RMB-31,500 RMB per year for living expenses.
4. Compulsory insurance: RMB 1,000 for postgraduates.
5. Campus card fees: RMB 200 for the first year if you choose to live on the campus. And the money will be used to precharge utilities.