Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Consideration will also be given to applicants with over two years of relevant teaching experience and a DELTA certification (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This degree brings together the strengths of the former Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) MA degrees, which it replaces. It provides an exciting programme suitable for those currently working as language teachers, those who plan to work as language teachers in the future, and those who simply have a strong interest in language learning and teaching.

Core modules cover four areas considered essential to an applied linguistics degree whereas optional modules can be chosen from a range of specialised or broader topics – please see our website for a full list.


Core modules:

· Principles of Language Teaching

· Second Language Acquisition

· Language Test Construction and Evaluation

· Research Methods

Optional modules include:

· Content-based Instruction

· Pedagogical Grammar

· Using Corpora in Language Teaching

· Task-based Language Teaching

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing elements) or TOEFL 580 required (237 computer-based), minimum of 5.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area and less than two years of foreign language teaching experience

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593028