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MA/PGDip in English Language Teaching

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2-4 years

Min. entry requirements: Good 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language: IELTS 6.5 (with a 6.5 in Writing)

Our ELT suite caters for both new and experienced teachers. The MA in ELTSM is for those with up to 2 years' experience. The other pathways are for experienced teachers.

If you’re already an established teacher, you can choose to study for a specialist MA in the following areas: English for Specific Purposes; English for Young Learners; Testing and Assessment; and (open to all regardless of experience) ICT. If you have little or no teaching experience, the Studies and Methods stream allows you to gain the theoretical and practical skills required. Many of our postgraduates in Studies and Methods progress to teach English as a foreign language in schools or universities.

This MA degree is highly valued in the field of ELT. Our postgraduates have a record of success, usually taking up senior roles in teacher training or educational management in schools or universities.

Taught Degrees
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Entry Requirements

Good 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5 (with a 6.5 in Writing and Reading and Writing for MSc/PG Diploma in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions)


All applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

Places on postgraduate taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees

MSc Intercultural Communication
(Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas (Band 1):
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

PG Diploma Intercultural Communication

Full time £5,190, Part time £2,595

Full time £11,660, Part time £5,830

MA/PGDip in English Language Teaching

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750


Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.