Social Research and Applied Linguistics MRes
Birkbeck, University of London
Key Course Facts
Our MRes Social Research and Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.
The course covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of applied linguistics. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.
The course provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.
Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods. Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.
Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
You will be taught by specialists from our Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics, a centre of teaching and research excellence. Applied linguistics has been taught at Birkbeck since 1965.
The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.
The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Mphil / PhD
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Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
Tuition Fees Social Research and Applied Linguistics MRes
|England UK||£4515||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4515||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English Language and Linguistics with Foundation BA (Hons)||University of Reading||68%||0%||0%||£9250||£19500||125||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics with Italian BA (Hons)||The University of York||83%||5%||9%||£9250||£19600||141||York||On campus Full-time|
|English/Linguistics (Equal) BA (Hons)||The University of York||87%||1%||20%||£9250||£19600||163||York||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistic Studies GradCert||Birkbeck, University of London||87%||1%||20%||£3010||£5460||163||London||On campus Part-time|
|English Language & Linguistics/Philosophy MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||92%||5%||0%||£27750||£70480||188||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures BA (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||84%||0%||5%||£9250 £9250||£19050 £20000||146||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Psychology and Language Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||63%||1%||8%||£9250||£23700||127||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics (by Research) MA||Nottingham Trent University||63%||1%||8%||£7500||£15500||127||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Spanish and Linguistics (Integrated Masters in Languages) MLang||University of Southampton||100%||0%||10%||£9250||£19300||151||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Linguistics and English Language with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)||Swansea University||100%||0%||5%||£9000||£15500||124||Swansea||On campus Full-time|