Language Testing (Distance) MA - 2019 Entry
Part time 24 Month(s)
This programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. It provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.
With a three-day orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 24 months, part-time
2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics related subjects.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.
You will need to have three years of teaching experience and a current post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation
Funding may be available, further information can be found here:
This programme begins with a compulsory three-day orientation seminar at Lancaster University.
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
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