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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time, mixed-mode

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About English Education at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • provide academic and professional development
  • give you a foundation for original research work
  • advance your knowledge of English as a curriculum subject
  • examine and evaluate areas of controversy
  • look at how research relates to practice and policy
  • increase your awareness of the richness and scope of English as a field of study.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • work with leading figures in the field
  • explore a range of topics relating to English in education
  • discuss your ongoing work in individual tutorials and receive detailed feedback on drafts of assessed work.
Who is this programme for?

English and literacy teachers in primary, secondary, further and higher education, advisory teachers and anyone interested in the teaching of English as a first language and teaching literature, drama and media worldwide.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in English or a related area.

Knowledge and experience of teaching English as a curriculum subject to groups of young students is essential.

Core topics
  • Contemporary issues in English in education
  • Research methods.
Related topics
  • English in diverse world contexts
  • Film: theory and educational practice
  • Language, culture and identity
  • Literacy development
  • Multilingual and multicultural London
  • Multimodal texts in teaching and learning
  • Youth culture, media and education.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and an 18,000- to 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Mixed mode, including face-to-face afternoon or evening sessions and some aspects of online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers of English (in the UK and internationally)
  • heads of English departments in UK schools
  • education advisers with cultural organisations.
More information

If you have any queries about this programme, please email


Core modules
  • Contemporary Issues In English Education
Recommended modules
  • Developing Understanding In English, Media, Drama Studies
  • English In Diverse World Contexts
  • Film: Theory and Educational Practice
  • Reading and Spelling Difficulties
  • Research Methods
  • The Multilingual Classroom

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-time, Mixed-modeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree in English or a related area.Knowledge and experience of teaching English as a curriculum subject to groups of young students is essential.

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