Language Testing MA


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.


Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistic Studies

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. It provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

With a compulsory three-day orientation seminar in Lancaster to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts. The course is designed so that you do not have to leave your workplace to pursue your studies; after the three-day Orientation Seminar in Lancaster at the start, the entire programme is done online.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Study mode

Distance without attendance


24 months

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £3250 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course £7375 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Applicants need to have a good second class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Applicants must normally have 3 years of teaching experience and/or hold a post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation.