What will I learn?

The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) programme provides a broad-based course of study in the field of applied linguistics, mainly within the fields of language education and language studies, balancing theoretical knowledge with practical application. It is designed primarily for English language teaching professionals who wish to strengthen their academic qualifications for career advancement, but it is also suitable for people with a keen interest in language-related issues.

This programme helps you to develop a strong foundation in theories of linguistics and language learning by providing you with opportunities to critically review current research in applied linguistics. You will also acquire skills for conducting language pedagogy research and examining language-related issues in various contexts, skills which will undoubtedly contribute towards your overall professional development as language educators and researchers. Through this programme, you will be exposed to many new ideas and skills which you can apply to your specific educational and work contexts, and gain a better understanding of various language-related issues and concerns in Singapore and around the world. As a result, you will be in a stronger position to appreciate and harness the power of language in your professional and everyday lives.

STRUCTURE

There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

  • Complete 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • Complete 7 courses plus a 2 AU Critical Inquiry Course

Which department am I in?

National Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 1 year; Maximum 2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$38,300.00 (20,91,753) per year
This fee is for International Student (inclusive of GST)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk,

637616, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

To help you gain maximum benefits from the programme, you should have:

  • A good undergraduate degree in English Language Studies, OR
  • A good undergraduate degree in a related field with a postgraduate diploma in English Language studies;

English Language requirements for international applicants whose first language is not English: TOEFL > 580 (paper test) or > 237 (computer test) or 92 (for internet-based) or IELTS score > 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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