Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Distance Learning), University of Portsmouth

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

Overview

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.

What you'll experience

On this course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills needed to teach English around the world, to speakers of other languages
  • Expand your knowledge of the theories and methods used in linguistics
  • Unpick the hidden systems and bias in the use of language
  • Reflect on your teaching practice from theoretical and research-based perspectives

If you choose to study this course via distance learning, you'll follow the same course structure as the full-time and part-time options, but without the necessity to attend lectures and seminars on campus. 

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.

What you'll study

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.

Core units in this year include:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Theory and Practice of TESOL
  • Dissertation

Options to choose from currently include:

  • Using Technology and Corpora in Learning, Teaching and Research
  • World Englishes
  • Analysing, Evaluating and Writing Material
  • Analysing Discourse
  • Professional Portfolio

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'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.

Careers and opportunities

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.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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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 studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, DistanceHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of three months full-time, relevant, teaching experience.

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

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

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