Part-time: Three Years
The MA TESOL with Applied Linguistics (E-Learning) will provide you with an internationally recognised master’s degree that will enable you to progress to the next level in your career in language education.
While you will study the same modules as you would on the full-time campus-based version of the course, you will be able to pursue the online route as a part-time student. The online format provides you with the flexibility to blend your career and postgraduate studies in a complimentary way. While this is a rigorous course which we expect you to complete within 2-5 years, it has been designed with the part-time adult learner in mind and incorporates a paced delivery method in which you will progress through each module as a group over a 12-week period.
A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree is usually required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate teaching experience in language education (typically at least 1-2 years) and/or a pre-service certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert. TESOL or equivalent). Non-native English speakers will require an English level of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores.
The course combines a focus on principles and theories with a concern to help you develop practical skills, and is taught by people who are both academic researchers, practitioners and teacher-trainers in their own right. It covers methodology, second language learning and acquisition, and language analysis.
You have to complete a total of nine modules (180 credits) incorporating the dissertation which is a triple module.
The core of the course covers three key areas: language teaching methodology, how second languages are learned or acquired, and the study of language itself. You will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic which you have a desire to investigate. You will have structured input on research methods and be allocated a supervisor to support your research. Students are encouraged to present their findings at UCLan postgraduate conferences, in refereed journals and at international conferences in the field such as IATEFL.
Optional Modules (three subject to availability):
Year 2 or 3
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The MA aims to equip you with an in-depth understanding of teaching methodology, lexis, grammar and phonology, and the way in which language is learned. You will also have the opportunity to study for a range of optional modules in EAP, course and materials design, and computer-assisted language learning among others. Following the e-learning path will help you to develop the analytical and reflective skills you need, while also giving you the flexibility to study where you want, when you want.
Please contact the course leader with enquiries: Dr Michael Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
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For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credits for first 120 credits studied
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
We have built up strong links with key employers within the world of ELT over a number of years and regularly advertise jobs and job fairs. Employers also visit the campus on a regular basis.
Using a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment incorporating a range of collaborative Web 2.0 tools and a model of social learning, learners are provided with weekly activities that require self-directed study and structured team activities. Each module is based on a core textbook and you will have access to video input from your instructors and engage with reflective discussions and collaborative tasks where appropriate.
You will study the course entirely online using a virtual learning environment. Each module is structured and you will progress through the 12 weeks of input as a group. You are provided with weekly audio/video lectures, engage in structured discussion-based activities, as collaborative activities within your group as appropriate.
We use a variety of assessment procedures including essays, portfolios, presentations, practical projects, online discussions and group activities. Assessment in all cases is designed to promote deep learning and to aid your reflective, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Doing the MA has made me realise how much I enjoy teaching EFL and I believe having it will open doors for me to travel and work in different countries and perhaps one day be a teacher trainer myself
We currently have graduates working in ELT positions in schools, language institutes and universities in a variety of countries, including the UK, Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. A number of our graduates progress to research degrees at the PhD level.
For more information on fees, see the Tuition Fees page.