Taught course

Language Testing (Distance)

Institution
Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Applicants must normally have three years of teaching experience and/or hold a post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. It provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

With a three-day orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts.

Modules

Language Test Construction and Evaluation

Background to Applied Linguistics for Language Testing

Issues in Language Testing

Research Methods

Statistics for Language Testing

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3265 per year
International students
£7750 per year

www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
postgraduatelinguistics@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593028