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Teaching English for Academic Purposes, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
The MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes programme offered at University of Nottingham is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner.
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Overview

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in the demand for EAP teachers, and this growth has stemmed from the expansion of English as a medium of instruction, internationalisation of the higher education sector, increasingly dominant position of English as the language of education and research, and rapid expansion of access to higher education.

The MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes programme offered at the University of Nottingham focuses on the development of teacher competencies required to improve the academic literacy of students, and entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems. 

In order to achieve this, and on the basis that EAP is essentially interdisciplinary, the course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources including:

  • second language acquisition
  • applied linguistics
  • TESOL
  • psychology
  • sociology of education
  • epistemology and philosophy
  • ideology
  • cultural studies
  • media studies

You will have the opportunity not only to develop your intellectual skills but also to enhance your teaching skills and understanding of EAP through activities which include collaborative work and engaging with academic staff.

Careers and professional development

Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Context, Language and Pedagogy
  • Issues in Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Current Developments and Debates
  • Assesment in Language Education
  • Managing Language Teaching and Developing Teachers
  • Materials and Technology in Language Education
  • Teaching Languages to Younger Learners
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      2 years part-time plus dissertation

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:2 level (or international equivalent). Applicants without a first degree but with an approved, relevant professional qualification will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Minimum of nine months' full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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