Applied Linguistics and TESOL (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time, distance

Course starts
February, September, January

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Applied Linguistics and TESOL at University of Portsmouth

If you teach English to speakers of other languages and want to continue your personal and professional development, enhance your abilities and become an expert in your field, postgraduate study is your next step.

On this MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree course, you'll take your qualifications to Master's level - whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, or part-time via distance learning - and develop your expertise in fields that interest you the most.

You'll enhance your teaching skills too, so when you graduate, you'll be ready to take the next ambitious strides in your career.

Entry requirements

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous students have gone on to work in universities in the UK and abroad, continued their studies, or taken on more advanced roles in their current place of work.

Work experience and career planning

If you're not already in work when you join us, our Careers and Employability service are on-hand to help you find relevant work experience during your course - and to help you find a great job when you graduate too.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 1 module worth 60 credits and 4 modules worth 30 credits.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching on this course is predominantly seminar based.

Our campus programme combines the opportunity for traditional classroom-based teaching, with the flexibility of distance learning.

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

  • Teaching block 1 - September to December (October to December for some courses in 2020/21 only)
  • Assessment period 1 - January (and early February for some courses in 2020/21 only)
  • Teaching block 2 - January to May (February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only)
  • Assessment period 2 - May to June

Most teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to course events in the evenings and at weekends.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • essays

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Course costs

Tuition fees

February 2021 start

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,800
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,800
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,600 per year (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £14,300
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,800
  • Part-time (on campus) - £7,150 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,600 per year (subject to annual increase)

September 2021 and January 2022

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,950
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

EU students

(including Transition Scholarship)

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,950
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £15,500
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £7,750 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

Government Postgraduate Loan

Full-time, part-time and distance learning courses are eligible

Tuition fees terms and conditions

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren't included in the tuition fees. So you'll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Start your application by following the link below:

February 2021 start

  • Full-time study (distance learning) - 1 year
  • Part-time study (distance learning) - 2 years
  • Full-time study - 1 year
  • Part-time study - 2 years
  • Part-time study (distance learning) - 3 years

January 2022 start

  • Full-time study (distance learning) - 1 year
  • Part-time study (distance learning) - 2 years

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-time, DistanceHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsFebruary, September, January Domestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees

February 2021 start

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,800
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,800
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,600 per year (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £14,300
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,800
  • Part-time (on campus) - £7,150 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,600 per year (subject to annual increase)

September 2021 and January 2022

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,950
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

EU students

(including Transition Scholarship)

  • Full-time (on campus) - £7,950
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time (on campus) - £15,500
  • Full-time (distance learning) - £7,950
  • Part-time (on campus) - £7,750 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 2 years) - £3,980 per year (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (distance learning - 3 years) - £2,650 per year (subject to annual increase)

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of three months full-time, relevant, teaching experience. If you do not have relevant teaching experience, you can still apply for our campus programme, and you will study an additional non-credit bearing module The Classroom Practice of TESOL at no additional cost.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

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