St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

This programme is for teachers of English and of other modern languages and extends their knowledge of language and language teaching. It provides participants with the opportunity to explore new developments in language teaching research and to reflect on that in the light of their own practical expertise and knowledge.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree with at least 2nd Class Honours, plus 3 years professional experience in education. Applications will also be considered from graduates without the full 3 years' professional experience if their 1st degree is in a subject related to applied linguistics. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing.

Course modules

Modules may include: language theory; English language description; ELT syllabus design and methodology; language acquisition; sociolinguistics; ELT teacher development and management; research methods and dissertation.

Assessment methods

To qualify for the MA students will need to be awarded 180 credits. There are 6 essays to complete, 1 for each module, and each worth 20 credits. The dissertation is worth 60 credits. The pass mark is 50 per cent. Marks between 60 per cent and 69 per cent are in the merit category; marks over 70 per cent are in the distinction category.

Sponsorship information

The British Council occasionally funds students from overseas.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Mary's University, Twickenham Richmond upon Thames TW1 4SX South East

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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