Taught course

English Language Teaching

University of Central Lancashire · School of Language and Global Studies

Entry requirements

Candidates require a 2.2 level undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in ELT will enable you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching English, as well as skills for classroom practice. You will be introduced to important theories about language teaching and learning, and links between theory and practice are continually emphasised throughout the course.

This postgraduate course provides a unique opportunity for students to enter the field of ELT without having had prior teaching experience. There are five modules in total, which together enable you to experience varied and innovative perspectives of ELT. You will learn about methods and approaches to teaching, and also focus on practical and observational skills. There is a strong focus on developing your language awareness by exploring grammatical, lexical and phonological aspects of language as well as features of discourse. You will also learn about the principles of testing and research methods and be engaged in professional development activities. The course therefore enables you to develop the reflective and analytical skills you need to become a professional in the field. There is the opportunity for eligible candidates to gain recognised external qualifications at the end of the course.

Information for international students

English language requirements - an IELTS score of 6.5 including a 6.5. in writing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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