This course is ideal for those with no or very little prior English language teaching experience (less than two years) who wish to become an English language teacher to speakers of other languages.

The course has a practical focus and is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to excel as an English language teaching professional in a global environment.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Exploring English Language Learning and Teaching (40 credit points)
  • Describing English Language (20 credit points)
  • Materials and Assessment in Language Teaching (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credit)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules

You will also choose one of the following 20 credit optional modules:

  • Blended Learning and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Multimedia Applications in Language Learning;
  • English for Professional Purposes;
  • Materials Development;
  • Teacher Education;
  • Teaching English to Young Learners;
  • Teaching Speaking, Listening;
  • Teaching Reading and Writing;
  • English for Academic Purpose; and
  • Intercultural Communication.

Programme Funding

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

Student Destinations

Our graduates are now working as English language teaching professionals, teacher trainers, textbook writers or university lecturers throughout the world.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is a vocationally focused course which aims to help you to achieve an English Language teaching post in your chosen country. You will have the opportunity to take a one-year module on practical teaching and be involved in demonstrating a range of teaching methods in practical sessions, designing teaching materials, planning lessons, and tests.


UK/EU: Full-time £8,000 Part-time £4,000 International: Full-time £13,500

Entry Requirements


  • You will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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