Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in English language, English literature, linguistics, a similar related subject. We will also consider your application if you have two years of full time language teaching experience and a lower degree classification or a degree that is not English/language-related.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course provides theories and methods in teaching English as a second language and develops your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

About this course

The course allows you to 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.

What You'll Learn

By the end of the course you will be familiar with current developments in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In particular, you will develop your knowledge of:

  • language learning
  • features of communication in a range of settings
  • teaching methodology.

The course is available to:

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

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 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