Master of Arts Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of leicester

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September 2015 Cohort – Application deadline August 18th, 2015


Whether you are just breaking into the TESOL field or have already been in the profession for some time, a great way to increase your knowledge and expand your career opportunities is by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different contexts.

The MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL is a specialised course, intended for applicants who already have a minimum of two years’ experience of English language teaching in a classroom and who wish to undertake further academic and professional development.

Reassurance of Quality

Smithers 2013 Good Teacher Training Guide

The School of Education at the University of Leicester is ranked 16th in “The Good Teacher Training Guide 2013″.

Ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian University Guide, 2015 (education category).


Master of Arts (MA)

Awarding Body

University of Leicester

  • The University of Leicester is consistently ranked in the top 25 of all UK national league tables (21st in the Guardian University Guide, 13th in the Complete University Guide).
  • Leicester was named runner-up University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014.
  • The University is also ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings and the THE World University Rankings. In 2013 Leicester was the highest climbing UK university in the THE World Rankings, moving up 35 places to 161st in the table.
  • The University has won Times Higher Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2013 for Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative. It is the only university to win awards in seven consecutive years.
  • Leicester has one of the highest proportions of staff who are research active in the UK, with approximately 93% of staff submitted for the national 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Of these, Leicester has 87% of research activity deemed by the RAE to be producing internationally significant research. Leicester is also ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for research citations per academic.


This is a flexible course, delivered through distance learning methods.

You will also have full access to the University’s support services. All students will benefit from the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard, which offers a wide range of study support material.

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This programme is normally studied over a 30-month period, and may be extended to suit your individual needs for up to a maximum of four years.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be teachers or working in the English Language Teaching (ELT) field, with at least a second class honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years’ full time english language teaching experience. Those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT 90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above.


  1. September 2015 – Application deadline August 18th, 2015
  2. March 2016


Please call us on +971 7203 1204, email us on, or browse details of the programme in our brochure. Alternatively, you can simply complete the form on the right and an academic consultant will provide you with all the details.


GBP 8,385

Current equivalent in:
  • USD 13,043
  • AED 47,907
  • SAR 48,927
  • GBP 8,385


All fees are payable in GBP