Taught course

English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Entry requirements

Successful applicants must normally hold a second-class honours degree or equivalent. Candidates with degrees in subjects other than English/Linguistics can also apply. Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an application and assessment Applicants who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6 in writing) or TOEFL 570-573 (PB); 230 (CB); 88-89 (IB); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above; CAE B

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This programme provides professional development for English language teachers, and focuses on the theory and practice of teaching the English language in a variety of contexts, drawing on innovative research carried out by members of the Department of English and Languages, which includes work on Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), corpus linguistics, Academic English and telecollaboration.

A distinctive feature of the programme is that you will have opportunities to observe English Language classes in higher education and undertake microteaching practice. You will also develop digital expertise with state-of-the-art e-learning tools and focus on specific English Language issues relating to your own educational contexts.

Students on the programme state that staff provide them with excellent academic and pastoral support and that their learning experience is very positive (evidence from module and course evaluation questionnaires).

The course also focuses on the future world of work and students may apply for part-time paid teaching opportunities and work placements within Coventry University, including placements overseas.

The assessment on the programme is varied and includes essays, reports, presentations, digital learning object design, microteaching and seen in-class tests.

The course also offers extra-curricular activities, such as participation in lectures and workshops with renowned visiting applied linguists and education experts.

There also is a free field trip relevant to the curriculum. In 2014 for example we went to the British Museum in London and then designed intercultural teaching tasks based on the objects viewed at the museum (activity linked to the mandatory module on materials design). You will moreover be offered other field trips at competitive rates as they are supported by the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society and by the Centre for Global Engagement.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Fees and funding

There is an alumni discount available to Coventry University degree graduates and also a limited amount of Postgraduate Merit Scholarships available for UK and International students. Please check website for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321
+ 44 (0)2476 88 8609