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What will I learn?

On this Language & Social Justice MA you will examine the contribution of Applied Linguistics to a range of social justice agendas. Benefitting from studying within a School which is renowned for its excellence and innovation in learning and teaching, as well as its world-leading research in language and social justice, you will become part of our thriving research community.

Course overview

By choosing to study this course, you will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the well-being of local communities by engaging these groups with a range of collaborative activities. This is also a key aim of our new Research Centre in Language and Social Justice, based within our School.

The programme is informed and taught by our expert staff, who are internationally recognised for their research in language and social justice in a range of contexts.

Specialist research areas on the programme include: language, social justice and deaf communities; language, gender and sexuality-related inclusion in schools; language and in/equalities in higher education; language-based analysis of York’s and the North East region’s BME communities; inclusion and social justice issues relating to languages beyond English in schools; social evaluations of accent, dialect and multilingualism; inclusive/emancipatory (re)conceptualizations of English as an additional language.

Which department am I in?

Languages and Linguistics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (US$ 17,542) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a Bachelors Degree. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

For international students

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree. This must be obtained from an institution approved by York St John University. If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

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