University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Second Language Learning and Teaching

This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. Students are introduced to a wide range of research in applied languages, in particular those research activities and themes that affect the language-learning environment, including second language acquisition and communicative language teaching.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree classification of upper 2nd class Honours or above in a relevant discipline, with teaching experience (in exceptional circumstances a lower 2nd class Honours degree may be considered), or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a good honours degree in a related area, or professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/seminars. Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills commensurate with the standard of a good honours degree. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Key issues in 2nd language teaching; research methods in language learning; the use of information technology (ICT) in language learning; 2nd language acquisition; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus Greenwich SE10 9LS South East

Key information

Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
020 8331 9000