Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA



Course introduction

Overview

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is a Master's programme devised specifically for experienced language teachers who wish to engage with current research and theory in language education and linguistics from the perspective of pedagogy, policy and practice in the ELT profession and beyond. The course offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your understanding of applied linguistics research and explore the potential career pathways this can open up for language teaching practitioners. You will be able to select from a wide range of specialist subject areas, including both practice-oriented modules (including EAP, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, Materials Development) and more theory-oriented modules (Multilingualism, Migration & Diversity, Language and Power) designed to promote a critical and nuanced understanding of current issues in language and language pedagogy.

Course detail

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA course offers you opportunities to explore current research and specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, management and evaluation in ELT and intercultural studies. You will study required modules covering language-teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in second language development and language in use (sociolinguistics, and aspects of second language learning) and research methods. We also place emphasis on the notion of informed teaching. To do so we examine the value for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing personal pedagogies. For experienced language teachers who want to reflect upon and further develop their understanding of the various theoretical and practical issues that impact on the field of language learning and teaching.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. You will be assessed through a combination of essays, language analysis tasks, exams and oral presentations. Most optional modules are assessed by a 3,500-word essay. The dissertation will be assessed by one 15,000-word extended piece of writing.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates from the Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA course choose to remain in higher education and go on to follow MPhil/PhD pathways. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue careers in many related fields, including publishing, language planning and policy, educational management and teacher education.



Start date

2021-SEP-27, 2022-JAN-17. 2021-SEP-27, 2022-JAN-17: Fast track only available PT. September to September.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £9240 Home Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £18780 Overseas Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £18780 European Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £4620 Home Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £9390 Overseas Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £9390 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill. TOEFL iBT score of 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100