Language Testing MA


Key information
Source: UCAS, February 2016.


Qualification type


Subject areas

Linguistic Studies Languages Teaching / Training: General

Course type


Course summary
Source: UCAS, February 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: UCAS, February 2016.

Study mode

Distance without attendance


24 months

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, February 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, February 2016.

A good 2nd 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. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing (or equivalent qualification).