MA / MSc Studies in Applied Linguistics/Discourse Studies in Canada

Scholarship: available
Deadline: February 15, 2009
Open to:all interested students
Institution/Organization: Carleton University
Department: Linguistics and Applied Languages Studies
Web Address http://www.carleton.ca/slals/index.html
Level: MA / MSc

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics
Discourse Studies


The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University invites applications for admission to the MA program in Applied Language Studies for Fall Semester 2009. Excellent funding packages consisting of scholarships and teaching/research assistantships are available for qualified applicants.

Our MA program in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is well known as a dynamic community of learning where students can
investigate the various areas of applied language research with faculty members who are involved in areas such as language teaching and learning, writing studies, literacy studies, genre studies, and critical discourse studies. Our faculty members’ broad-ranging expertise provides students with a unique and flexible program.

Our graduate program has been very successful in preparing students for a wide range of employment opportunities, as well as for PhD work.

Carleton University offers three possible program paths to complete the Master’s degree in Applied Language Studies: a Coursework path (equivalent of
10 one-term courses); a Research Essay path (equivalent of 8 one-term courses plus a Research Essay); a Thesis path (equivalent of 6 one-term courses plus a thesis).


The possibilities for financial aid and assistance are different depending on whether you are an entering student, or a continuing student.
For entering students

If you are entering the program and have a high academic standing, you can receive financial aid in the form of entrance scholarships and teaching assistantships. These funds are awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies based primarily on prior academic performance, and are not available for students entering a qualifying year program, for part time students, or for returning students.

If your application is received by March 1, and you have been accepted for full time study, you will automatically be considered for teaching assistantships and scholarships unless you indicate on your application that you do not wish to be considered. Decisions about funding for entering students are announced in April.

Entrance Scholarships
Entrance Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to entering students either in combination with TAships, or on their own. Entrance scholarships are normally given only for the first three terms of study in a 12 month period (i.e. Fall, Winter and Summer term).

Teaching Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships (TAships) provide students with employment in the university for a maximum of 10 hours a week during academic terms. If you are awarded a TAship, you will be provided up to two years of fall - winter term support (i.e. a maximum of four terms). A student may request that one of the supported terms be a summer term; however, such a request will only be granted if there is adequate demand for TAs. Partial TAships, requiring 5 hours a week rather than 10, are sometimes offered.

TAships are decided by the beginning of the term, and as far as is possible, placements are made according to the student's interests and/or program of study. Most TAs assist in the Writing Tutorial Service, in credit ESL classes, in Modern Language classes or in undergraduate courses in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

For more information, please consult our website
Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Ms. Joan Grant
215 Paterson Hall, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6

Contact Information:
Ms. Joan Grant
Joan_Grant@carleton.ca This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone:613 520-2802
Fax:613 520-6641

SOURCE http://www.carleton.ca/slals/index.html

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Anonymous said…
You need to double-check your claim that an MSc is offered...