2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics-related subject or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects. At least one year of language teaching / assessment experience.
We also welcome applicants from other subject backgrounds with linguistic knowledge commensurate with an undergraduate degree
If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.
We accredit the Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELTA) qualification or equivalent (e.g. Level 7 Diploma in TESOL) as prior learning. It counts 20 credits and exempts students from LING531, Trends and Issues in Language Teaching Methodology. Applicants whose prior learning is accredited receive a 10% reduction in fees. Students need to request accreditation at the point of application to the programme. Credit will be awarded for learning that has taken place within the last five years immediately prior to the start of the course. Credit may also be awarded in cases where a TESOL qualification has been awarded more than five years ago but where the applicant can provide evidence that their learning has continued in a professional or similar context since then.
Months of entry
This course is designed for language teachers who, in addition to broadening their knowledge-base on second language learning and up-to-date teaching methodology, want to gain expertise in second language test construction and evaluation in classroom contexts and at wider national and international levels.
The course is entirely web based and allows you to focus both your coursework and dissertation on issues and problems pertinent to your own educational and assessment contexts. We aim to equip you with up-to-date knowledge and skills that will enable you to work in a variety of language teaching and assessment contexts.
The course starts with an online orientation at the beginning of the academic year. During the course, you will work together with fellow students from different parts of the world in a supportive online learning environment. Throughout all of the modules and the dissertation component you will have access to our team of teaching staff for individual academic supervision, guidance and feedback.
This course will be useful both for those already working in the field of language education and research, and those who wish to move into this field.
It will prepare you for careers that include:
- Language teacher / assessor
- Director of language / assessment programmes
- Developer of language teaching / testing materials
Information for international students
We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. We also consider other English language qualifications.
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Linguistics and English Language