Postgraduate

Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our course provides you with up to date theories and methods in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will help you to understand key issues in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will also develop your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

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The course allows you to improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language. It has a strong emphasis on:

  • language learning
  • interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings
  • teacher development
  • engagement in learning and with technology

What you'll learn

By the end of the course you will be familiar with current developments in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In particular, you will develop your knowledge of:

  • language learning
  • features of communication in a range of settings
  • teaching methodology

The course is available to:

  • those with teaching experience (in-service) 
  • those without teaching experience (pre-service)
  • lecturers at higher education institutions

Our staff

Our staff have experience of teaching around the world. They are actively involved in research and we incorporate relevant research findings into the course content. Dr Mei Lin leads the course.

Research project

As part of the course you will carry out a research project. This encourages you to explore teaching and learning issues through collecting and analysing data. Our research methods module will provide you with a range of research tools and training.

To ensure a positive learning experience, a variety of support is available, focusing on:

  • expectations
  • critical thinking
  • academic writing

Delivery

We deliver modules through a mix of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • group activities

Most modules last one semester. Teaching takes place during the day at our Newcastle campus. We don't deliver teaching over the weekend.

The course consists of three main parts:

  • compulsory modules (60 credits)
  • optional modules (60 credits)
  • research project (60 credits)

Optional modules include a wide range of modules in TESOL and applied linguistics, as well as linguistics and education. You can build the course to match your individual interests and/or future career needs.

We use a variety of teaching methods to:

  • support your learning experience
  • develop your learning potential
  • prepare you for real-world challenges

Interactive sessions encourage you to apply new knowledge, concepts and skills to your practice. Weekly independent study tasks allow you to engage with and contribute to sessions and seminars.

If you choose to study part time you will take up to 80 credits during your first year. During second year you will complete the remaining credits and conduct your research project.

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Student profile

You are able to take modules from across departments, including English, Education, and cross-cultural communication.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Careers

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Employability

Employability

Our graduates have found jobs in teaching, management and administrative posts.

Graduate destinations

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Work experience

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Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

MA

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £16,200

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • English language
  • English literature
  • linguistics
  • a similar related subject

We will also consider your application if you have:

  • two years of full time language teaching experience and
  • a lower degree classification 
  • or a degree that is not English/language-related

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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