Taught course

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

You should have a first degree with at least second-class honours, plus three years professional experience in education. We will also consider applications from graduates without the full three years? professional experience if their first degree is in a subject related to applied linguistics. We are able to consider applications from people without a degree if they have appropriate professional qualifications and experience. Additionally, we like to interview all applicants in person or by Skype.

Months of entry

March, September

Course content

For teachers of English and of other modern languages, an MA in Applied Linguistics extends their knowledge of language and language teaching.

It provides participants with the opportunity to explore new developments in language teaching research and to reflect on that in the light of their own practical expertise and knowledge.

This is a course with committed lecturers engaging with small groups, usually no more than 10-12 in each year. Compared to many other MA programmes in the UK this is a very low number and we have deliberately kept it small in order to keep the quality of our teaching high. We know all our students by name, and are able to give them a lot of individual attention and support.

We examine not only the subject of teaching, but also the nature of language from diverse theoretical, social and cognitive perspectives.

The content is demanding, but support is also strong. The rewards for students is great, both in how they learn to think about language and in their careers.

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment90
Dissertation10 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Mike Foster
020 8240 4121