Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • English language
  • English teaching methodology
  • English Education
  • English linguistics
  • English translation and interpretation
  • Business English.

At least 60% of modules taken on these degrees must be related to some of the following topics:

  • English language
  • Linguistics
  • Second language teaching and/or second language learning.

These modules must have been completed when applying.

Modules related to English/American literature are not accepted.

If you do not have one of the listed degrees, or have a lower degree classification, we will consider your application if you have at least two years of full time English language teaching experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA will improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language.

It has a strong emphasis on:

  • language learning
  • interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings
  • teacher development
  • engagement in learning and with technology.

The course is available to:

  • those with teaching experience (in-service)
  • those without teaching experience (pre-service)
  • lecturers at higher education institutions.

You'll be taught by expert staff with experience of teaching English around the world. Our range of optional modules allow you to build your own course matching your individual interests.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Deborah Elliott, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6377