We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
Months of entry
You will be asked draw on examples from your own learning and teaching experiences and are encouraged to maintain contact with the classroom as a way of bridging the gap between theory and practice.
If you are not yet ready to commit to an MA, this programme will help you gain cutting-edge knowledge of language teaching. It is ideal if you have classroom experience of teaching second or foreign languages, including English as a second or foreign language, or have a broadly relevant first degree background and an interest in the theory and practice of language teaching.
Upon completion of the course, you can choose to go on to complete our Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching/TESOL or one of our two Master’s degrees, MA Language Teaching or MA TESOL depending on the language you focused on during the certificate.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Advice Service
- +44(0) 20 3907 0700