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English Language Teaching

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
20750 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This English Language Teaching programme at Queen Mary University of London is aimed at teachers who want to gain a deeper understanding of the theories behind English language teaching. If you want to teach in higher education or private schools we can also help you to gain a professional qualification (for an extra cost), such as a Certificate in English Language to Adults in addition to your MA


What you'll study

Your first two core modules, Approaches & Methods in English Language Teaching and Second Language Acquisition, will give you an excellent grounding in the basic methods and theories of language teaching and language learning.

From these solid foundations, you can then specialise in your chosen area. Elective modules cover subjects such as curriculum design and materials evaluation, educational technologies and software, the teaching of English in professional and academic contexts, research methods in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, or, if you're a native English speaker in particular, the fundamentals of English language, grammar and vocabulary.

You’ll become an accomplished language teacher. You'll gain valuable insights into the process of language teaching and learning by becoming a language learner: as part of the programme, you’ll study a foreign language for two semesters.

We will give you ample opportunities to observe English language teaching in classroom situations and reflect on good practice. You’ll also have opportunities to apply your theories.

All your lecturers in this programme are also practitioner teachers so you'll benefit from the most up-to-date expertise in English language teaching.

Our London location is also a significant advantage: you’ll be able to perfect your own language skills in an exciting multicultural environment.

Career paths

We want your MA English Language Teaching programme at Queen Mary University of London to be a career investment: not only does this programme enable you to become a specialised language teacher, it also opens the door to further study in academia and to careers in language-related fields such as quality control, assessment, syllabus development and planning or educational technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Approaches and methods in English Language Teaching
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Dissertation in English Language Teaching / Standard (Research) Pathway
  • Dissertation in English Language Teaching / Professional Qualification Pathway
  • Description of Language 
  • Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.
Other routes
  • Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MA English Language Teaching.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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