You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Apart from the standard university entry requirements, we normally expect students to have a professional background in education with experience of teaching. Ideally we would like students to have had at least two years’ experience of teaching but will consider applications from good students with at least one year’s experience. If you have a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can be compensated for by good teaching experience.
Months of entry
MA Education, English Language Teaching is a pathway of MA Education
We are one of the leading providers of teacher training in the UK, and are ranked eighth for education in the Guardian University Guide 2016. Our Institute of Education is committed to providing quality postgraduate programmes for current and aspiring teachers. We enable them to meet their personal career aspirations and to have a direct positive impact on the lives of the children and young people in their care. We have a flexible range of programmes to suit your interests. As well as our teacher training programmes, you can also study for an MA in Education or choose one of our pathways, which will give you a more specialised qualification. We also have excellent partnership arrangements with over 300 local schools. These partnerships ensure that we can offer first-rate placement opportunities to our students, many of which lead to roles once they graduate. Our work extends around the globe with consultancy work and other projects taking us to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the US and Singapore. We also have a wonderfully diverse community of international students from over 100 countries, taking short courses, master’s degrees and PhDs with us.
• Versatile programme from the Institute of Education, recognised internationally as a world-class provider
of teacher education
• Suitable for teachers who have experience of, or interest in, the teaching of English as a Second/ Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
• Deepen your knowledge and understanding of broad education-related topics and debates alongside developing knowledge of theory and practice of teaching ESL/EFL
• Acquire knowledge and skills in second language acquisition, teaching methodology, broader educational studies and academic skills
• Tailor your studies through a wide range of modules.
Suitably qualified students can take modules delivered by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics subject to availability
This master’s programme is designed for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge of the theory and practice of teaching ESL/EFL alongside deepening their knowledge and understanding of broader education-related topics and debates.
In addition to the many master’s and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with 100% going on to work or study after the programme and 95% in employment within six months of the programme. With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today. Our master’s and professional programmes have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies on to EdD/ PhD programmes to develop a career in educational research.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).