Applied Linguistics and TESOL (MA)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

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

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Applied Linguistics and TESOL 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. 

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

Core modules 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
  • The Classroom Practice of TESOL

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.

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.

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-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic 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

Qualifications or experience

  • 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 requirements

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

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