Extend your knowledge of the processes that underpin and facilitate language learning.
This MA programme offers two pathways: the MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching, as well as the MA in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching.
You'll learn about new developments in applied linguistics research and will be able to reflect on these in light of your own practical expertise.
The course is designed for experienced language teachers. You should have at least 12 months' experience of full-time, classroom-based teaching (or equivalent).
Ranked 1st in the UK for the quality of our research - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).
Talks, workshops and seminars give you opportunities to get involved with our active academic community and keep up to date with cutting edge research
This course is designed for applicants from the UK or overseas who wish to pursue a career in teaching foreign languages, including English as a foreign language.
The course offers advanced enquiry into the processes of language learning, with specific reference to second and foreign language learning. You will take a total of 180 credits, including four core modules, two option modules and a dissertation.
If you pursue the pathway MA in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching, at least one of your option modules will focus on English as a foreign language.
You will also study 2 option modules. Students on the MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching pathway will choose both option modules from List A. For students on the MA Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching pathway, at least one option module must be from List B.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You will develop, design, implement and manage your own original research project, supervised by a member of staff with the relevant experience for your topic. To complete this masters degree, you will produce a 12,000-word dissertation based on your research project.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£10,590||£23,900|
Students on a Student Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.
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There are no mandatory additional fees, but we do recommend that you set aside some money for photocopying. Course books will be available from the Library and online reading packs are available for most modules, but you may wish to buy your own copies. Each book typically costs £20 to 40.
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We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical exercises and workshops.
You will spend time working on your own, reading assigned texts and researching supporting materials, as well as working with others in seminars to discuss and present your work.
A member of teaching staff will act as your supervisor throughout the degree to help guide your studies and monitor your progress.
You'll be based in the Department of Education on Campus West. Teaching for this course takes place at various locations on Campus West, including Derwent and Vanbrugh Colleges, and the Spring Lane teaching building.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Types of assessments used throughout this course include:
This masters is an ideal grounding for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD or for a career in the education sector.
Many of our graduates become language teachers around the world: in private language schools, state schools, and universities. Others find employment opportunities in course and syllabus design, or writing in publishing houses.
Our postgraduate courses can be used to complement teacher training/development programmes and voluntary or paid roles which focus on the more practical elements of teaching. However, other than our PGCE, our courses are not teacher training programmes in themselves.
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Language, Linguistics or Education|
|International pre-masters programme||Pre-masters from our International Pathway College|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|Cambridge CEFR||B2 First: 176, with 169 in each component|
|Oxford ELLT||7, minimum of 6 in each component|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 105 in all other components|
|LanguageCert SELT||B2 with 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert Academic||70 with a minimum of 65 in each component|
|KITE||459-494, with 426-458 in all other components|
|Skills for English||B2: Merit overall, with Pass with Merit in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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