MA in Applied Linguistics

General Information:

Course Title: Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Awarded by University of Bedfordshire, UK

Approved by The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Oman

Duration of the Course: 2 Years / 4 Semesters (5 weekends in a semester)

Mode of Study: Part - Time in a blended learning format

Start of Application Process: April 01, 2024

End of Application Process: August 31, 2024

Start of Registration:  August 13, 2024

End of Registration: September 5, 2024

Classes commence: September 13, 2024

Faculty: Lead Faculty from Univ. of Bedfordshire, U.K.,Tutorial support by Faculty members of Majan College (Univ. College).

Duration of the course: 

2 years / 4 semesters

Mode of Study: 

Part-time in a blended learning format (4 or 5 weekends in a semester)


Lead faculty from University of Bedfordshire, UK. Tutorial support by Faculty members of Majan College (University College)

Entry Criteria:

  • A good (i.e. 1st or 2nd class or 2.5+ / 4 GPA scale) honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution. We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.
  • Or a 2nd or 3rd class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution and two years’ relevant teaching experience.
  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component.

Fees Structure

For the complete details of the fees, please refer to the Fees Structure

Course Intakes: 

Twice a year (February & September)

Course Structure:

The course consists of 6 Units of 15 Credits each, 1 unit of 30 credit and 1 Dissertation of 60 Credits = Total 180 Credits

This unit helps language teachers to develop a strong understanding of the language systems (i.e., phonology, grammar and lexis), and their application to language teaching and learning, hence, the fact that such systems operate within a context. Language teachers are aware of the influence context and situation exert on the ways language is used. Therefore, they need to develop ways of presenting the sounds, words and grammar that make up these language systems in meaningful contexts using a range of methodologies and teaching materials.

This exiting unit provides you with an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of second language acquisition and English language teaching. The focus is on different mental processes involved in and major theories of second language learning. Students also study various factors that affect second language acquisition. The unit also acts as preparation for your dissertation research.

This unit provides the background knowledge and skills needed for students to design a small-scale research project; to analyse different types of data; and write-up the findings. It refers particularly to issues surrounding data collection within the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching.

In this unit, students learn how to develop materials for language teaching. The unit is very helpful for language teachers as they will learn different frameworks for developing materials for teaching different skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as materials for teaching vocabulary.

This unit aims to teach students how to develop high quality assessments and tests in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching. The important qualities of effective assessment and accreditation methods will be covered in the unit.

This unit aims to help students become familiar with various methods of language teaching. The unit covers various methods of language teaching from a historical perspective and touches upon discussions related to post-method approaches in language teaching.

The Professional Practices unit provides an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development as it allows students to explore the practical issues relevant to their field of study. It provides practical experience with which to create a project to explore the wider issues of a subject area of students’ choice. Students may also use this experience as a starting point for their final dissertation.

A vital aim of a master’s degree is to enable students to successfully carry out a major piece of research by using their knowledge and skills independently. The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to do this and represents the culmination of their studies. The main task will be to carry out a significant piece of original research related to your area of study and interests in reference to Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning.

*Note that the order of modules in semesters 2 and 3 may vary from cohort to cohort.

Application Procedure:

  1. Contact the PG Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at Majan University College and receive the Course Information & the Application Pack by email
  2. Submit the application form along with supporting documents at Majan College.
  3. The University will process the application and notify the decision by email, within 10 working days
  4. MOHERI processes and approves the applications. This takes 1 to 2 weeks.
  5. The PG office at Majan College will notify the decision via email to the candidate

For further information, contact the Postgraduate Center:

Toll Free: 80071000 | Phone: 24730409

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