Taught course

English Language Teaching

De Montfort University · School of Humanities

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:1 or above UK bachelor's Honours degree in a related subject, such as English or education. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, and all non-standard applications will be considered. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The English Language Teaching MA is aimed at language specialists worldwide, be they native or non-native speakers of English. It is ideal for those who have previous experience of English Language Teaching (ELT) and/or research in this discipline.

While focusing on research trends and issues, this MA is essentially practical, giving you the opportunity to engage with teaching practice sessions. There are specialist modules in Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, ELT Classroom Methodology, English for Specific Purposes and Course Design, and the Teaching of Receptive and Productive Skills as well as the chance to choose two of the following: Phonetics and Phonology, Teaching English using New Technologies, and Teaching Practice. This programme is uniquely relevant to the practical and theoretical considerations of ELT today. It is designed primarily to enhance your potential and future career prospects in English Language Teaching and further ELT research

All members of the English language department are highly qualified and experienced and bring a truly international dimension to their teaching.

The course is designed primarily to enhance your potential and future career prospects in English Language Teaching and further ELT research. Graduates have gone on to be a director of studies, web based teacher and designer, ESP trainer for multinational companies, materials and resource designer and a one-to-one tutor.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship

Offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit dmu.ac.uk/sports

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70