MA Applied Linguistics and ELT (English Language Teaching)

The University of Nottingham, England

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About Programme

The principle of language study established at Nottingham combines theoretical and ideological dimensions with practical applications; in particular English Language Teaching (ELT).

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $9,381
  • Fee international: $23,048


  • Duration: 24 months

This course explores ELT from multiple perspectives, including Second Language Acquisition, motivation and individual learner differences, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics, among others. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group tuition.

Particular features of the programme include:

  • A theoretical grounding in research methodology and linguistic description
  • Tuition with expert members of staff
  • Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
  • Innovative and engaging teaching methods


Conducting postgraduate work in the School of English fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

We will help you develop your ability to research and process a large amount of information quickly, and to present the results of your research in an articulate and effective way. A postgraduate degree from the School of English at The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree from British University or international equivalent). Transcripts are required. Teaching experience, although not required, would prove useful. 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.

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