London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course offers a global approach to the field of English language teaching. With our diverse and multilingual cohort, we adopt a strongly intercultural approach which provides you with a challenging and valuable learning experience. The English Language Teaching MA is designed for teachers and language professionals as well as those with no teaching experience. The course ensures you develop new ways of thinking and talking about English language and English language teaching, and learning across different social and educational contexts.

Based on the latest trends and findings in the subject areas, you'll explore theoretical and practical aspects of English language learning and teaching. The focus on intercultural issues will develop new ways of thinking and talking about language and language teaching across different linguistic, sociolinguistic and educational contexts. The applied nature of the course will enhance your confidence and employability. You'll be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, essays, presentations, research and a final dissertation. There are no exams.

The MA offers opportunities for career advancement both in the UK and abroad. Most of the graduates can find employment after completion of the MA, some returning to more senior positions in their previous employment while others can move into new areas such as school management or language advisory work. Some of our students continue with us to study at doctoral level. Many of our current and former students secured English language teaching jobs at schools and colleges in the UK, Switzerland, Poland and Saudi Arabia. A couple of them are doing or have already finished their PhDs with us at London Metropolitan University. Please note: This course is subject to validation.

Start Date:

Students will study this course by Full-time Distance Learning.. Students will study this course by Part-time Distance Learning..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts £6,695 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts £6,695 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts £6,695 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have a good degree in a relevant field (eg languages, linguistics, English, TESOL, TEFL, ELT, applied linguistics, education, English literature).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.