MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

King's College London, England

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About Programme

The Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA is for experienced teachers wanting to learn more about current ELT/ESL research, theory, pedagogy and practice.

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


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $10,424
  • Fee international: $21,233


  • Duration: 24 months

You will study core modules covering language-teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in language acquisition and use (sociolinguistics, social and psychological aspects of second language learning) and research methods. We also place emphasis on the view of informed teaching and the need for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing pedagogies according to specific teaching-learning situations.

Students on the standard programme follow all the core modules and choose two optional modules. Students who have the Cambridge ESOL DELTA or Trinity House Diploma in ELT may be eligible for the part time "fast track" version of the programme which gives them exemption from Principles & Practice in ELT, and one of the optional modules.


This programme is especially popular with UK-based and international students who are at a point in their career when a master's degree is helpful in professional advancement. Our graduates have found that their promotion opportunities have been greatly enhanced by this advanced qualification. More recently, some of our graduates have returned to take up MPhil/PhD studies.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 class honours degree (or international equivalent) is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip). All applicants should also have experience equivalent to three years full-time in language teaching or a related post.

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