King's College London

Course Introduction

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is for experienced teachers wanting to extend their knowledge and understanding of current research, theory, pedagogy and practice in ELT.

The course offers you an excellent opportunity to further your career in TEFL/TESOL and develop expertise in specialist fields such as Digital technologies, EAP, Management and Evaluation, Materials Development, Teacher Education, Testing and Assessment.

Please note that we also offer an alternative version of the Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA, with a teaching practicum provided in conjunction with International House London, and leading to the award of the Cambridge Delta, as well as the MA itself for successful candidates.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • A 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).
  • International requirements Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
  • English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
  • Professional requirements All applicants should also have experience equivalent to three years full-time in language teaching or a related post.
  • Note: if, in addition to the above, you also have the Cambridge ESOL Delta orTrinity House Diploma in ELT, then you may be eligible for the part time "fast track" version of this programme. The "fast track" gives you exemption from Principles & Practice in ELT, and one of the option courses. See the 'Structure' tab for further details.
  • Application procedure
  • Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies. Applications should include one professional and one academic reference as well as details of teaching experience. All applications are considered by the Admissions Tutor and one other member of staff. Home students may be invited for interview and both home and international students may be asked to complete a short academic writing task. We endeavour to process all applications within four weeks of receipt in the department.
  • Personal statement and supporting information
  • The personal statement should describe your teaching experience so far and discuss how you feel this MA will build on your experience, as well as how it might contribute to your future career plans.
  • Application closing date
  • We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 30th March 2018. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 27th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August 2018.