Language Testing (Distance)

Lancaster University

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24 months
9220 GBP/year
4470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Language Testing (Distance) degree offered at Lancaster University is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level.


Course Overview

Language Testing (Distance) degree offered at Lancaster University provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

With a three-day orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts.

Programme Structure

Course Overview

  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation (distance)
  • Exploring Language Constructs for Language Testing (distance)
  • Issues in Language Testing (distance)
  • Research Issues in Applied Linguistics (distance)
  • Statistical Analysis for Language Testing (distance)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits



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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics related subjects.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9220 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4470 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Language Testing (Distance)
Lancaster University