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Language Education

The University of Edinburgh

Master
12 months
Duration
21600 GBP/year
10700 GBP/year
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About

The Language Education programme at The University of Edinburgh will develop your love of language and its teaching, giving you the knowledge and professional skills you need to enter this challenging area, or to extend your current career.

Overview

Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or you are involved in a related area of language teaching, such as curriculum development, you will benefit from the blend of educational and linguistic foundations on offer.

You will learn through a combination of fundamental theory and practice, including class observation. You will benefit from unrivalled joint resources and expertise offered by the department of Linguistics & English Language, the Institute for Applied Language Studies and the Moray House School of Education: all leading centres for the studies of language and teaching.

Programme structure

For the MSc in Language Education at The University of Edinburgh you will complete six compulsory courses and two option courses, plus a dissertation. The PgDip comprises a similar combination of compulsory and option courses.

Career opportunities

This qualification will allow you to pursue opportunities in foreign or second language teaching, either as a newly qualified teacher looking to enter the profession, an experienced practitioner seeking to diversify or reinforce your current career, or a non-qualified teacher with an interest in foreign language tuition. 

You will also gain a host of valuable transferable skills that you can carry into any career situation.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Language and the Learner
  • Language, Education and Society
  • Issues in Applied Linguistics
  • Professional Practice
  • Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and analysing research literature
  • Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis

    Option courses may include:

    • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching
    • Bilingual Education
    • Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching
    • Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials
    • Global Englishes and Language Teaching
    • Investigating Individual Learner Differences
    • Language and Culture Pedagogy
    • Language Awareness for Second Language Teachers
    • Language Testing
    • Online Language Learning
    • Second Language Teacher Education
    • Teaching Languages to Young Learners
    • Text and Discourse in Language Teaching

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

PT MSc fees year

  • Home/EU: £5,350
  • International: £10,800

FT PgDip / year

  • Home/EU: £7,135
  • International: £14,400

PT PgDip / year

  • Home/EU: £3,570
  • International: £7,200

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK's governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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