Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is aimed at graduate teachers and other English Language Teaching professionals with at least a year's English language teaching experience who wish to further their academic and professional development.

This degree will provide you with:

  • A critical understanding of key issues and debates in many areas of Applied Linguistics and of how these relate to English Language Teaching.
  • A body of knowledge that will enhance your ability to undertake language teaching at a range of levels in different cultural and institutional contexts.
  • The ability to reflect, analyse and critically evaluate language teaching and learning concepts and theories, and to understand and examine the assumptions underlying different classroom practices.
  • The skills to undertake effective practitioner research in your specific area of interest.
  • You will also benefit from our active involvement in research in different areas of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
  • If you take the two ‘Language Testing and Assessment’ modules and choose a language testing topic for your Dissertation, you will be awarded an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with Language Testing’.
  • Try our free online course
  • If you’re interested in finding out more about the field of applied linguistics and how it relates to TESOL, you could try our free, online course Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • At least a relevant second class honours degree - or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above)
  • You should normally be a teacher or working in the English Language Teaching field with one year's teaching experience.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Core modules

  • Second Language Teaching
  • Second Language Learning
  • Grammar Awareness
  • Phonology and Pronunciation
  • Language in Society
  • Plus your Dissertation

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Psychological Issues in Language Learning
  • Language Testing and Assessment 1
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning
  • Choose two option modules from:
  • Corpus Linguistics and Language Learning/Teaching
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language Testing and Assessment 2
  • Materials Design and Development
  • Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers 
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. 
  • Starting in September 2021 MA: £8,190 
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you’re eligible.

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