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Applied Linguistics for TESOL MA

Applied Linguistics for TESOL MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistics Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

This practical programme is aimed specifically at postgraduate students with or without language teaching experience who intend to develop their careers in language teaching of not only English but other languages. It is suitable for both native speakers and non-native speakers of English. Students may be eligible for a bursary. The course offers a mix of theoretical applied linguistic topics and more-practical application of ideas. Core modules introduce the conceptual foundations of the subject, while option modules cover topics that allow you to develop your own path of enquiry. You'll observe language teachers on our in-sessional courses as part of your postgraduate degree course. You will have the opportunity to observe teachers in practice to gain a deeper understanding of classroom management and language teaching pedagogy, as well as the chance to design and use teaching materials. You'll be taught by academic staff who are all actively engaged in teaching language or applied linguistics and have a range of research interests, including second language vocabulary, linguistic anthropology, academic literacies, pre-sessional benchmarking and in the use of technology for language learning and teaching. In addition to gaining research skills from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, you will also gain employability skills, such as criticality and advanced oral and written communication, which are relevant not only to language teaching, but also to teaching-related professions.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This core module describes the nature of language and, in particular, explores how the systems of grammar, lexis, phonology and discourse underlie language. Language systems form the basis on which students then go on to explore the selection, creation and sequencing of language learning materials. Students will be given the opportunity to write their own materials and so understand the processes, production and adaptation of materials to language learning contexts. Examples from languages other than English may be used in order to show how the basic principles of linguistic analysis can be applied to different languages.

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second-class degree or above, or equivalent relevant experience.

University information

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