Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This course will enable you to join the English language teaching community around the world in higher education, in private language schools and colleges, and, with an appropriate teaching qualification (dependent upon the regulations of the country in which you wish to teach), you may also be able teach in state schools.

On this course, you will learn the basic methods and theories of language teaching and language learning, which will provide a base from which you can then specialise in a number of areas according to your interests: optional modules allow you to specialise in curriculum design and materials evaluation, to focus on educational technologies and software, to explore the teaching of English in professional and academic contexts, or, for those with a non-language undergraduate degree, to work on some of the fundamentals of English language, grammar and vocabulary.

You will be encouraged to reflect on language learning strategies, in a real context, by becoming a learner yourself: as part of the programme, you are required to learn a foreign language for one semester; you will be provided with opportunities to observe experienced English language teachers teaching in real classroom situations, and to reflect on best practice; you will receive a thorough grounding in the theoretical aspects of language teaching and learning; you will have opportunities to apply these theories by micro-teaching in a peer based environment.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £10,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £5,450 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need a first class or good upper second class honours degree, preferably in an area such as comparative literature, languages, English, philosophy, classics, and history, though other areas might be considered as suitable. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English is desirable, though presently not a pre-requisite. Applications from graduates from other countries are welcome.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7