A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
Learn the latest linguistics theories and apply them to your classroom practice. Advance your career in language teaching, or even take it international.
- Study in Cambridge, a city famous for language teaching, or by distance learning
- Boost your career prospects with new critical and analytical skills
- Take part in conferences and other high-profile research events
Our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will improve your theoretical understanding of language learning and help you to develop your teaching skills.
You will explore the latest theories in topics such as second language acquisition and social discourse, as well as learning different methods of analysis with which to assess to their value to your own language teaching.
You will also learn to conduct your own research, compiling and analysing qualitative and quantitative data and developing your critical-evaluative skills. These skills will be put to use on your own research project at the end of the course, as well as in your future career.
Our optional modules will also allow you to explore your own interests, with topics including course design and classroom practice, as well as 'Impacts of Migration' and 'Language, Identity and Policy', which will help prepare you for a teaching career in Europe or further afield.
Outside of the course, you can take part in our research seminars and conferences, like the Identities in Language conference, or the British Association for Applied Linguistics conference 2016.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 6.0) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Please note the distance learning version of this course can only be taken part-time and does not include optional modules.
Course contact details
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