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English Language Teaching

De Montfort University

12 months
14600 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
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The English Language Teaching MA programme at De Montfort University bridges theoretical knowledge of language teaching and learning, with practical classroom experience. You will graduate with both the practical skills and advanced theoretical understanding to succeed as an English Language teacher at all levels, from primary and secondary schools to universities and English Language schools.


Key features of the English Language Teaching MA at De Montfort University

  • Boost your employability by gaining a theoretical awareness of issues and trends in English Language teaching, combined with the skills to teach English Language at the highest level.
  • Our teaching team has a wide range of experience teaching in both the UK and abroad, as well as research expertise, ensuring that current trends inform the curriculum.
  • Our graduates go on to successful careers as tutors, heads of study and university lecturers, both in the UK and overseas. 
  • Opportunities to gain practical skills include classroom observation, teaching asylum seekers and teaching abroad, with recent visits to Thailand and India.
  • Join a community that fosters independent learners and encourages ongoing self-improvement through critical reflection on personal teaching practice. Students who demonstrate a high degree of teaching competence have the opportunity to be employed by the Centre for English Language Learning at DMU. 

Graduate careers

  • Our graduates progress on to exciting careers teaching English across the world, such as at universities in Japan and Turkey, a primary school in China, and a language school in Germany. 
  • Through presenting your own work, analysing and incorporating students’ needs in teaching and problem solving, you will enhance and develop your repertoire of transferrable skills and increase your employability in a range of careers.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching of Receptive and Productive Skills
  • Trends and Issues in Communicative Classroom
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation or Work-based Project
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Assessing English Language: Context and Construct
  • English for Specific Purposes and Course Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject such as English or Education
  • We encourage and welcome applications from applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Non-standard applicants will be invited to attend an interview
  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU Full-time: £14,600
  • UK Part-time: £695 per 15 credits

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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