Course Overview

This programme is designed to provide coherent coverage of a broad range of areas, offering experienced practitioners preparation for more responsible positions in language teaching and testing, teacher training, ELT curriculum and materials development, and further research. Many students are now in leading language teaching and policy positions across the world. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Compulsory modules:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Trends and Issues in Language Teaching Methodology
  • Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • Curriculum Design in Language Education
  • Instructed Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • Task based Language Teaching
  • Teacher Development in Language Education
  • Free choice modules from those offered by the Department