MA in Applied Linguistics

General Information:

Awarded by University of Bedfordshire, UK

Approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

Start of Application Process: March 5, 2023

End of Application Process: August 31, 2023

Start of Registration:  August 27, 2023

End of Registration: September 7, 2023

Classes commence: September 15, 2023

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:

Semester 1
The Language System and Language Teaching (30 credits)
Semester 2
Materials Development for Language Teaching and Learning (15 credits), Assessment and Accreditation (15 credits), Issues in Second Language Acquisition (15 credits)
Semester 3
Exploring Research: Concepts and Methods (15 credits), The Methodology of Language Teaching (15 credits), Professional Practices (15 credits)
Semester 4
Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and ELT (60 credits)


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

Application Procedure:

  1. Contact the PG Office at Majan College and receive course information & an application form, 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. For Omani nationals the MoHE processes and approves the applications. This takes 2 to 4 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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