University of Kent

University of Kent

Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The programme is for practising health professionals or managers wanting to develop their analytical and research skills, or recent graduates looking for a career in health and social care research.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent; a minimum of 1 year�s full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience in TESOL. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 for each component; or TOEFL 100 internet-based; or 600 paper-based.

Course modules

Modules include: Sounds; structure; meaning; language awareness and analysis; second language acquisition; the practice of TESOL; course and syllabus design; materials evaluation and development; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: practical/experimental work, report writing, proposal writing, critiques, problem-solving, and seminar presentations. Modules are assessed by an essay of 3,000-4,000 words; there is a supervised research dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner

Key information

School of European Culture and Languages
Telephone number: 
01227 823398