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MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

University of York
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

Learn about developments in applied linguistics research and reflect on them in light of your own practical expertise.

This course is for students from around the world who wish to pursue a career in teaching foreign languages. It will extend your knowledge of the processes that underpin and facilitate foreign language learning.

The course is designed for experienced language teachers. You should have at least 12 months' experience of full-time, classroom-based teaching (or equivalent).

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree -2:1 or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Language, Linguistics or Education.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7.0, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 67, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 185, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 96, minimum 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Distinction in all components
  • Duolingo: 120, minimum 100 in each component

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Core modules

  • Language for Education
  • Teaching and Learning Language
  • Research Methods for Education I: Researching Questions
  • Research Methods for Education II: Researching Answers

Option modules

Choose two modules from the following list:

  • Bilingualism
  • Cross-linguistic Influences in Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching
  • Language Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Psychology of Language and Language Learning
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes
  • Teaching World Englishes
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment in English Language Teaching
  • Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £8,440 per year
  • International and EU fees: £18,700 per year


Transferable skills

  • Research methods
  • Data analysis
  • Design and completion of original research
  • Critical reasoning
  • Communication skills (including intercultural communication)
  • Academic and professional language skills in English
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Time-management
  • Information management
  • Working independently

Career opportunities

  • Teaching and academia
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Local government
  • Education policy
  • Information management
  • Human resources

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University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom

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