Taught course

Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (Distance Learning)

University of Nottingham · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent). Additionally, candidates would normally have QTS status or a minimum of one year approved teaching experience (or equivalent). Other candidates may be considered at the discretion of the department.

Months of entry


Course content

Educational Technology is an ever growing academic field which recognises the centrality of technology in education and in modern life in general. Digital technologies have revolutionised the ways in which we teach and learn languages by opening a wealth of opportunities to interact with people and resources in the target language.

The MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching is an innovative programme for language teachers with at least one year teaching experience (or equivalent). The programme brings together theories and practice of language acquisition, educational technology and foreign language teaching and provides a solid grounding in the pedagogical and practical aspects of new learning technologies with a specific focus on language learning and teaching.

The programme specializes in catering for language professionals from diverse educational sectors, geographical locations and language backgrounds. In particular, it focuses on both teachers of English as a Foreign Language as well as teachers of languages other than English.

The MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching is strategically placed within the School of Cultures Languages and Area Studies which is a vibrant environment of national and international expertise in all aspects of several world languages, cultures and language learning and teaching.

The programme is delivered fully online and is offered over two years (part-time). This will allow you to continue with your life commitments while pursuing your academic and professional interests. Although the MA is a distance learning programme it is designed to offer you regular support and to encourage the creation of a learning community of students and tutors sharing common interests, knowledge and experiences. You can rest assured that digital technologies will play a central role in doing so!

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559