12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching programme from University of York helps you learn about developments in applied linguistics research and reflect on them in light of your own practical expertise.

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Designed for those with experience of teaching languages, this course will extend your knowledge of the processes that underpin and facilitate foreign language learning. 

The course is designed for experienced language teachers. You should have at least 12 months' experience of full-time, classroom-based teaching (or equivalent).

The course offers advanced enquiry into the processes of language learning, with specific reference to second and foreign language learning. You will take a total of 180 credits, including four core modules, two option modules and a dissertation.

Careers and skills

This Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching programme from University of York is an ideal grounding for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD or for a career in the education sector.

Many of our graduates become language teachers around the world: in private language schools, state schools, and universities. Others find employment opportunities in course and syllabus design, or writing in publishing houses.

Our postgraduate courses can be used to complement teacher training/development programmes and voluntary or paid roles which focus on the more practical elements of teaching. However, other than our PGCE, our courses are not teacher training programmes in themselves.

Career opportunities

  • Teaching and academia
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Local government
  • Education policy
  • Information management
  • Human resources

A number of our graduates go on to obtain research degrees in applied linguistics, TESOL, education and related topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language for Education 
  • Teaching and Learning Language 
  • Research Methods in Language Learning and Teaching 
  • Planning and Communicating Research
  • Bilingualism 
  • Cross-linguistic influences in second language acquisition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Language, Linguistics or Education

Tuition Fee

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    18700 GBP/year
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  • National

    8440 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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