Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA
Duration and mode of study
2.5 years by distance learning. This course is also available on campus.
March and September each year.
We are now accepting applications for the 3 March 2014 start date. If you wish to apply, the deadline for us to receive your application with full supporting documents is Monday 17 February 2014. Find more information about how to apply.
Applicants should normally be teachers or others working in the ELT field, with at least a second class honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years’ full time teaching experience. Those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above. A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in each of the four skills is required.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £6,840
You will have the option to pay:
- Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or
- Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or
- Over six instalments over the first two years of your study
The University will accept payment by a number of methods. Please visit the Finance Office website for further information.
The MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL course aims to provide professional development and training in applied linguistics appropriate to more experienced teachers of English.
Please visit the department website for module descriptions.
- Second Language Teaching and Learning
- Description of English
- Language, Discourse and Society
- Two modules out of a range of options (options offered will vary from year to year)
Teaching and assessment methods
The Distance Learning course is delivered online using a range of media, including downloadable resources and interactive forums. Assessment is through written assignments and online activities. Students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills.