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Applied Linguistics (TEFL) MA

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Full time | Bedford Campus | 1 year | OCT-21

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tefl (Teaching English As A Foreign Language) Linguistics

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This course offers an advanced level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English and has been designed for both native and non-native English speakers.

Students have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest.

Why choose this course?

  • Study a distinctive course with assessed teaching practice enabling you, with the relevant teaching experience, to gain British Council ‘TEFL Q’ (qualified) status and its associated career advantages
  • Explore practical issues relevant to your own professional working environment with an optional Professional Practice unit, which could involve opportunities to gain teaching experience abroad
  • Develop your understanding of how language systems can be taught, as well as theories of language teaching such as language acquisition and intercultural communication
  • Gain from access to the expertise of CRELLA, our world-renowned Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment; nationally and internationally recognised as a leading UK-based centre for research into language learning and assessment
  • Benefit from a course which gives you access to a range of careers in universities, colleges, and language schools in many countries; in ELT development and publishing; or further study at PhD level.

How will I be assessed?

The purpose of assessment is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and skills at a given point. The outcomes are as important to the provider as they are to the student. To provide accurate, global readings therefore, the course takes an incremental and varied approach to the assessment of the course content, culminating in the dissertation. This is a substantial piece of original research on an aspect of Applied Linguistics TEFL, but whose precise focus is determined by each student, and according to their anticipated career plans. Here, the ability to plan, execute and evaluate independent research is assessed and represents the apex of a student's postgraduate studies.


Materials Development For Language Teaching And Learning (LNG025-6) - Core
The Language System And Language Teaching (LNG036-6) - Core
Exploring Research: Concepts And Methods (LNG004-6) - Core
Dissertation In Applied Linguistics And Elt (LNG035-6) - Core
Teaching Practice (LNG037-6) - Core
The Methodology Of Language Teaching (LNG012-6) - Core
Issues In Second Language Acquisitions (LNG020-6) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. A good first degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience. Students who hold a DELTA or equivalent qualification may be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated for prior learning.

University information

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The University is constantly investing in its campuses and facilities, having opened a brand new, four-storey STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building in September 2019. They have also invested in a high-tech, seven-storey...more

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