This course can extend your existing knowledge of applied linguistics so you learn to effectively teach English as a foreign language.
Master’s programme provides specialist professional development for English Language teachers – or teachers to be – with a focus on both the theory and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language (ELT/TESOL) in a variety of contexts – for example from lower intermediate (B1) level in adult settings in the UK to higher intermediate level (B2) in Higher Education settings in China or Nigeria, depending on the learners’ needs and wants.
Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced teacher, students engage in innovative teaching techniques and digital learning tools, such as learning to learn with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). You will observe English classes within the University and undertake microteaching practice. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer to teach English to adults and/or teach your own language on the Linguae Mundi programme as a paid placement.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Semester 1

  • Theories, Approaches and Methods of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Developing Language Teaching Materials
  • Analysing Written and Spoken Discourse
  • Optional modules (1 of the following):
  • Sociolinguistics and English Language Teaching 
  • Teaching English Through Literature 
Semester 2
  • Grammar and Phonology for the English Language Teacher
  • Teaching English in Higher Education
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy
  • Optional modules (1 of the following):
  • Corpus Analysis and Pedagogy 
  • Business English 
  • Understanding Academic English 
Semester 3
September start:
  • Dissertation in English Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics


UK/EU: £8,350 (MA) £5,566 (PGDip) £2,783 (PGCert) (per year) International: £14,000 (MA) £9,333 (PGDip) £4,666 (PGCert) (per year)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree (2:2 or above).

Applicants with degrees other than English can also apply.

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