Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Leicester · School of English

Entry requirements

    • At least a relevant second class honours degree - or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above)
    • You should normally be a teacher or working in the English Language Teaching field with one year's teaching experience.

Months of entry


Course content

On the MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (campus-based), you will broaden and deepen your understanding of core areas of linguistics and its application to language learning and teaching. You will gain in-depth knowledge about language structure and language use, and learn how to analyse language using qualitative and quantitative research methods. The course also supports you in developing a critical awareness of approaches and issues in relation to the teaching and learning of English.

Through your choice of option modules and dissertation topic you can customise your degree towards your professional interests. You will be taught by our academic team who are highly experienced EFL teachers as well as internationally recognised experts in their research fields.

Based in our lively, international campus, in one of Britain’s most multicultural cities, you will learn in a supportive environment with your fellow students and staff, engaging in a range of face-to-face taught activities including lectures, seminars, guest talks and reading groups.

Research Methods and Dissertation, with an assessed proposal, allows you to focus on a particular area of interest or expertise. You will conduct a small-scale research study based on a topic of your own choice, developed under the guidance of your supervisor.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

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

Postgraduate Admissions
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