University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

This course is for practising and aspiring teachers of English, designed for both native and non-native English speakers; the course offers a balance of theory and practice, and we focus on the real concerns of teachers working across the world; students focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and learning English as a 2nd or foreign language; and the methodology and techniques of language teaching and the appropriateness and development of EFL materials; students also examine various current issues in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest; this course provides our students with the advanced level practical classroom experience so valued by employers worldwide; there are opportunities also to teach in countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private language schools; alternatively, students can continue their studies with us towards a PhD; finally for students with at least 2 years of experience, successful completion of the course means they achieve TEFL Q status (fully qualified in British Council terms); graduates who start the course without teaching experience achieve TEFLi status on completion (initial).

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 6.0. A good 1st degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience. Students who hold a DELTA or equivalent qualification may be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated for prior learning.

Course modules

Exploring research (concepts and methods); the language system; the language system and language teaching; the methodology of language teaching; issues in second language acquisition; professional practices; teaching practice; materials developments; assessment and accreditation; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Coursework; project work; practical teaching.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 15 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 15 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 15 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Telephone number: 
01234 400400