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Study in Applied Linguistics

BA degrees

CAL's undergraduate courses are uniquely interdisciplinary, and emphasise applying linguistic knowledge and theory to solve real-world problems. Students build a foundation from fields like linguistics, communication, language, education, psychology, and public relations. Then from Day 1, coursework demands that students apply their learning to explore, challenge, understand, and address problems and find meaningful solutions. Our students work hard, but their work excites them and empowers them to improve their world.

MA degree

New for 2018 entry, our MA TESOL meets the needs or interests of both experienced teachers and those with limited or no teaching experience.

This new programme incorporates innovative developments reflecting current research trends, whilst accommodating both pre-experience and experienced candidates in a single course that will be tailored to students' levels of experience.

It is also possible to combine your degree with Drama Education.

MSc degree

Our Master's in Intercultural Communication for Business & the Professions provides you with a wide range of in-depth knowledge and skills relating to intercultural communication. Its distinctive feature is that it enables you to focus on aspects of intercultural communication that are relevant to people working

  • either in business (in areas such as marketing, management or human resources) or
  • in other professions (such as NGOs, education, or diplomacy).

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Our research focuses on the relationships between Applied Linguistics and professional practice in a range of international and multinational contexts, especially in the areas of language learning, teaching, and assessment (LLTA), professional and academic discourse (PAD), and working and communicating across cultures (WACC) for which we have active research groups.

Research degrees in the fields of ELT and Applied Linguistics.

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Courses for language development

Opportunities are available for international students and their partners to develop their academic English language skills (e.g. pre-sessional; in-sessional; online; language improvement for postgraduates).

Explore the English language study opportunities that we offer.


Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages

It’s the practical English language teaching qualification that gives you the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to work as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Take a four-week course leading to a globally recognised and respected English teaching qualification that will really take you places.

Learn to teach English on a CELTA course

Short Courses

for professional development

Tailor-made short course programmes in English language and culture are available as well as professional development courses for students, teachers, trainers and other professionals.