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University of Brighton · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience
The MA is usually open to second language teachers with more than two years of teaching experience. Places are normally given to those who have a good first degree (BA or BSc), and a high standard of spoken and written English. It is also an advantage to have some form of initial teaching qualification.

Credit towards the MA (up to 60 credits) can be given to applicants who have completed our own Diploma in TESOL (level 7), or who have completed an equivalent Diploma in TESOL (such as the DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL).

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The MA TESOL with ICT is one of a limited number of courses in the UK that allow language teachers to explore in depth the role of media and educational technologies in the teaching and learning of English as a foreign, other, or second language.

The course is for experienced English language teachers who want to make effective use of technology to support the teaching and learning of English. Core to this will be your knowledge of teaching, your linguistic competence in English, and your understanding of the available technologies and how to integrate them into teaching and learning. These areas are all covered in the range of modules which make up the course.

To investigate the potential of technology in English language teaching (ELT), traditional media technologies such as coursebooks are considered, as are a variety of digital technologies including social media, mobile technologies, video-conferencing tools, online collaborative workspaces, and more. These technologies are examined in terms of both their in- and out-of-class use. When considering technology use in ELT you will be encouraged to locate your enquiries in your own professional context, so you can apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge appropriately.

Our graduates have gone on to successful positions, not only in the classroom, but also in the development and evaluation of ELT materials, for example, as project managers, materials developers and authors, and teacher trainers in the area of blended and online learning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644