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Examines the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity, and equips students with an advanced knowledge of major approaches to linguistic aspects of culture. Training will be provided in the research skills and knowledge relevant to further study in empirical and applied linguistics.
Strong research environment including a number of research workshops and seminar series.
A broad range of module choices with three thematic areas, and our MA programmes are both research and professionally oriented.
Stimulating and intellectually challenging teaching and learning environment with a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the view of maximizing students' critical analysis skills and autonomous learning.
The Centre for Language Discourse & Communication forms part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and we occupy a prominent position in national and international research networks.
Superb location, with access to important social, cultural, and textual resources, such as King's own Maughan Library and the British Library.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake n/a
Course leaders Dr Simon Coffey
Dr Simon Coffey
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of Education and Professional Studies
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
2:1 Bachelor's (or equivalent qualification) in linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, a modern language, or other similar and relevant degree.
Master's degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, a modern language, or other similar and relevant degree.
Your application will be assessed by two members of academic staff. We interview all applicants either in person or by phone if overseas. We aim to process all applications within four weeks although this may take longer in February and March and over holiday periods.
Please list relevant qualifications and state potential dissertation topic, if known.
The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
This programme examines the complex relationship between language and cultural diversity, and equips students with:
Modules will be selected from those available to construct a coherent programme of study.More information about the programme and lecturers can be found on the Department of Education and Professional Studies' MA Language, Discourse & Communication study page. Incoming students can also find dates, key contacts, recommended texts and enrolment information via the departmental Welcome to King's pages.
In order to gain the MA, students must successfully complete modules equivalent to a total of 180 credits, divided between taught modules (totalling 120 credits) and a supervised research dissertation (60 credits).
The Postgraduate Taught Open Evening will be held on 21st May. For further information please go to: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/openday/index.aspx
7SSEA011 Language, Identity and Culture (20 credits)
7SSEA006 Researching Linguistic Diversity (20 credits)
7SSEA001 Medical Discourses (20 credits)
7SSEA003/4 Directed Data Analysis in Language and Communication (30 credits)
7SSEA005 Language, Culture and Mind: From Theory to Method (20 credits)
7SSEA009 Linguistic Politeness (20 credits)
7SSEA010 Language, Culture and Society (20 credits)
7SSEA012 Analysing Stories and Identities (20 credits)
7SSEA014 Language, Discourse and Social Media (15 credits)
7SSEM022 Issues in Teaching and Learning Modern Foreign Languages (30 credits)
7SSEM023 Language and Power (30 credits)
7SSEM030 Psychology and Learning (30 credits)
7SSEE012 Sociolinguistics (15 credits)
The following optional modules are available to students with teaching experience:
7SSEE003 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Teaching Migrants in the UK (15 credits)
7SSEE004 Language Assessment (15 credits)
7SSEE007 Materials Development in English Language Teaching (15 credits)
7SSEE013 Teacher Education (15 credits)
7SSEE014 Working with Texts: Text Analysis for Language Professionals (15 credits)
7SSEE017 Social and Psychological Aspects of Second Language Learning (30 credits)
7SSEE019 Interculturality and Culture in ELT (15 credits)
7SSEE022 English for Academic Purposes (15 credits)
Doctoral research, language-related professions, e.g. teaching, translation and interpreting, journalism, publishing and international relations.
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£6,900 p.a. (2016/17)*
£14,250 p.a. (2016/17)*
£3,450 p.a. (2016/17)*
£7,125 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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