What are the contents of the master's programme?

The programme introduces students to key issues within the field of Applied Linguistics, an approach to understanding language issues in the real world, drawing on theory and empirical analysis. The topics represented within the programme draw from some of the related disciplines within Applied Linguistics such as Computational Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Communications in the professions, Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes, and Information and Communication Technologies. The master’s programme encourages students to develop a broad theoretical base reflecting cutting-edge research within Applied Linguistics and related disciplines. Additionally, this programme makes links between the different disciplines which contribute to our improved knowledge of the application of specialised and technical linguistic knowledge in a wide range of professional contexts.  The Master’s programme consists of twelve taught modules and one research dissertation.  Applicants can take either the full programme in one academic year (60 ECTS credits), in two academic years (30 ECTS per year), or in four academic years (15 ECTS credits per year). There is also the option of taking only half of the programme (30 ECTS credits) in one academic year to obtain an academic recognition in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes.


(38606) Applied Linguistics 6
(38608) Forensic Linguistics 6
(38610) Computational Linguistics 6
(38612) Information and Communication Technologies 6
(38613) English in the Law 3
(38615) English in Economy and Finance 3
(38617) English in Tourism and the Leisure Industry 3
(38619) English in Medicine and Health Sciences 3
(38614) Spanish in the Law 3
(38616) Spanish in Economy and Finance 3
(38618) Spanish in Tourism and the Leisure Industry 3
(38620) Spanish in Medicine and Health Sciences 3
(38621) Research dissertation 12

Erasmus student exchange agreements

This master’s programme has Erasmus student exchange agreements with a number of European universities: