King's College London

Course Introduction

This course is for experienced teachers wanting to extend their knowledge and understanding of current research, theory, pedagogy and practice in ELT. It offers you an excellent opportunity to further your career in ELT and develop expertise in specialist fields such as language assessment and testing, materials development, teaching EAP, management and evaluation and ESOL. It provides opportunities to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching; exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different linguistic and cultural contexts; develop professional expertise relevant to your career development in areas, including EAP, materials development, language testing and assessment, teacher education.

It also offers you opportunities to explore current research and specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, management and evaluation in ELT and intercultural studies. You will study required modules covering language-teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in language acquisition and use (sociolinguistics, and aspects of second language learning) and research methods. We also place emphasis on the view of informed teaching and the need for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing pedagogies according to specific teaching-learning situations.

Many of our graduates from the Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA course choose to remain in further education and go on to follow MPhil/PhD pathways.

Start Date:

Fast track option is also available..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have 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). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100