MAApplied Linguistics (TEFL)



Unlike almost all MAs in the UK in TEFL or TESOL, this MA has
assessed teaching practice. This means that successful candidates with
the relevant teaching experience enjoy TEFL Q status. [Q = qualified]
in British Council terms when they graduate with us. This gives
distinct career advantages, especially in recognised ELT centres.

The MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL) will provide you with the advanced
level practical classroom experience so valued by employers worldwide.
You will also develop strong research skills and a critical
understanding of relevant research. Opportunities exist to teach in
countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private
language schools. Alternatively, you can continue your studies with us
towards a PhD.

During this course you will:

  • Benefit from the prolific and highly successful Centre for
    Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) – led by
    Professor Cyril Weir, a world-famous expert in language testing and
    programme evaluation
  • Experience invaluable opportunities to gain relevant and practical
    teaching experience

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • The language system and language teaching
  • The methodology of language teaching
  • Exploring research: concepts and methods
  • Issues in TEFL (theory)
  • Issues in TEFL (teaching practice)


Career opportunities


At the end of the course, you will have completed a needs analysis and
career development plan. The course team will also give advice on job
opportunities, and continuing staff development.



Our graduates are teaching in universities, colleges, and language
schools in many countries across the world. Other opportunities
include ELT materials development and publishing.

Further study:

PhD study here in the areas of motivation, programme evaluation, or
language testing.

Apply now! Fall 2016
Application deadline
1 Dec 2015 23:59 (GMT)

We strongly suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
2 Sep 2016