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What will I learn?

Develop an advanced conceptual understanding of language teaching and learning that will enable you to evaluate methodologies through your own independent research. Benefit from a prestigious, internationally recognised, relevant qualification and help to meet the ever-increasing demand for language teachers, particularly teachers of some non-European languages.

  • Undertake the only MA course of its kind in the UK
  • Obtain a general language teaching qualification for Europe and beyond
  • Teach your mother tongue, or any language which you speak to an adequate level
  • Focuses on general, theoretical aspects of language teaching, in contrast to a PGCE-style qualification, and gain a prestigious University of London degree
  • Benefit from London’s international English-speaking environment

Facilities

  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace
  • Access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the superb collections at Senate House Library, University of London

Career paths

This course helps you to become a self-sufficient and confident teacher, with skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers, including:

  • universities in this country and abroad
  • private language schools
  • companies

You can also start your own business (for example, a language school, or business support and consulting).

You will be ideally placed to continue with further research, such as a PhD.

Which department am I in?

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Mile End

Mile End Road,

Tower Hamlets,

London,

E1 4NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching and MA English Language Teaching with Integrated Pre-Masters requires 5.5 overall with 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking. The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching and MA English Language Teaching with Integrated Pre-Masters requires 72 overall with 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is ranked among the 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world and is home to a hugely diverse student population.

  • A leading higher education provider in the UK
  • One of the 24 Russell Group institutions
  • Houses 300 societies and 60 sports clubs
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize Winners