MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics
This rich and exciting course blends research into recent developments in the industry with hands on opportunities to develop your practical skills and your employability.
Interactive sessions are delivered by industry experts and key researchers. They include lectures and student-centred learning methodology such as discussions, debates and role-play to stimulate learning and demonstrate modern TESOL practise.
Right now, there’s a demand for skilled communicators ready to work in culturally diverse environments. It’s a demand our graduates are equipped to meet. Study with us and you can follow in the footsteps of former students pursuing careers around the world in schools, language schools and university language centres as managers, teacher trainers and consultants – to name but a few.
This program has the following options:
- 1 year full-time
- 2 year part-time
- 2 year part-time (Online)
You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in TESOL, Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. Candidates with a lower second-class degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are however encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications. Some teaching experience is desirable, but not essential, provided applicants can show evidence of sustained interest in TESOL.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.
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Core units -
- Language Teaching
- Second Language Acquisition and Learning
- Sound, Structure, Meaning: Describing Language
- Assessing Second Language Learners
- Course Design and Academic Management
- Research Methods
Indicative option units -
- Language in a Globalised World
- Learning and Teaching Vocabulary
- Forensic Linguistics
- Social Psychology of Language
- Independent Study
- Uniwide Language
Scholarships & funding
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is offering scholarships worth £2,000 for graduates with a first class honours or upper second class degree. Excellence scholarships are available to full-time home and EU students for 20/21 entry.
For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £8,500 per year
- Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £16,000 per year
- Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £1,417 per 30 credits studied per year.
- Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £2,667 per 30 credits studied per year
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.
- Increase your Employability – With a strong focus on the practical realities of classroom teaching and learning, many of the assessment tasks on the MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics are designed to enhance your employability. For example, you may be asked to evaluate materials, design tests or design a course for a group of learners of your choice.
- Develop your Teaching Skills - If you hold a Trinity Cert/CELTA certificate, as an alternative to the dissertation, you can choose to pursue the Professional Portfolio route where you will be observed teaching by Diploma and MA qualified practitioners and receive constructive feedback on your teaching. You will also be asked to produce a mini-research project of your choice.
- Recognition of Prior Learning - If you hold a diploma in English Language Teaching, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, where you can opt out of up to 50% of course content, significantly reduce the cost of your MA and study time.
- Gain Teaching Experience at a UK University - As the university has a Language Centre where international students are learning English you have the option to practice your skills in real life contexts. You would help these students with their pronunciation, fluency development and natural expression.
- Continuing Professional Development - We have close links to NATESOL (Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), a professional development charity organisation. As a Manchester Met student, you will qualify for free entry to all events and a discount to conferences held here where you can learn more about industry developments and network with practicing professionals.
You may undertaken further studies and training, which have included either a higher research degree or other teaching diplomas. This program will also prepare students for further study at PhD level.
Our practical MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics provides a global opportunity for career development for new and experienced teachers alike. On completion of this course, you will be well-placed to become professionally involved in the fields including:
- Teaching English, or to become a teacher trainer
- School manager
- Educational adviser
- Materials developer
- Exam writer
Graduates from the course are now working in a variety of educational settings including:
- Language schools
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Government organisations internationally.
About this institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
- Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
- £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
- Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
- 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
- Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
- History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
- Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
- One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
- Founding member of the Institute of Coding.
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