Applied Linguistics and TESOL - MA

This course is also available with a specialism in Language Testing; please contact the Programme Administrator for more details

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time; two years part-time. This course is also available via distance learning.

Start Dates

September each year.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be teachers or others working in the ELT field, with at least a relevant second class honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years’ 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.



Home/EU: £5,470
International: £14,000

Course aims

The MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL course aims to provide professional development and training in applied linguistics appropriate to more experienced teachers of English.

Course modules

  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Description of English: Grammar Awareness, Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching
  • Language, Discourse and Society
  • Two out of a range of options (options offered will change from year to year) or a module from the MSc in Educational Leadership
  • Dissertation

Teaching and assessment methods

On campus teaching comprises lectures, seminars and workshops, with tutorial support. Assessment is through written assignments and some tests, presentations and project work, depending on the module. Students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation.

Find out more about this course on the School of Education website.


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