MA ELT/TESOL Studies

General

Program Description

This programme provides a focused route for new English language professionals who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the English language curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. You will study contemporary approaches to curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy, with opportunities to follow specialist interests, such as learner autonomy and English as an international language. You will develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills required to challenge current professional practice, to innovate, and to undertake a range of leadership roles in English language teaching.

Introducing your degree

This programme provides a focused route for recent graduates wishing to develop their understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching in order to start their career as English language professionals and gain the skills required to develop their professional practice.

This programme provides a focused route for new English language professionals who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the English language curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. You will study contemporary approaches to curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy, with opportunities to follow specialist interests, such as learner autonomy and English as an international language. You will develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills required to challenge current professional practice, to innovate, and to undertake a range of leadership roles in English language teaching.

Selection process

  • Academic entry requirements: First or upper second class honours degree, or equivalent in English, modern languages, or a cognate discipline.
  • English language entry requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components, or equivalent in other approved English language test.
  • Selection process: Online application

The interview may be required on a case by case basis to assess the suitability of course.

Typical course content

This postgraduate programme is normally studied over one year full-time (48 weeks). It comprises eight M level study modules (four Core 15 credit modules, a 60 credit core dissertation, and four Options), plus additional visiting speaker seminars and other extension activities, taught over two semesters (30 weeks). The independent research dissertation is completed over a further period of 18 weeks. Part-time students are also accepted, and complete the taught programme over 4 semesters, followed by the dissertation.

Assessment

There will be ongoing assessment and feedback via lecture and seminar activities. Formal assessment will be by written assignments, oral presentations, and the dissertation.

Last updated Mar 2018

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