|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A first degree in English or a related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in the other components
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This course delivers advanced training in the theory and techniques of applied linguistics with an emphasis on second language acquisition. We also have expertise in related disciplines including sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.
You’ll spend about eight hours a week in lectures, seminars and workshops. And there are chances to take part in classroom-based research projects in the UK and overseas.
You’ll be assessed, depending on the module, on essay assignments and classroom coursework tasks.
You’ll write your dissertation (MA only) over the summer. If you don’t complete the dissertation, you’ll be awarded a diploma.
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Language Teaching Methodology
Second Language Acquisition
Dissertation (MA only)
Development and Evaluation of Language Teaching Materials
English for Specific Purposes
Theory and Practice of Language Teaching
Current Topics in ESP
Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
Researching Writing in TESOL
Discourse and Genre Analysis
Teaching Practice (English Language Teaching Centre)
Not all of these options are available each year.
Lectures, seminars, workshops and scheduled group study (approximately 10 hours a week)
Chances to participate in classroom-based teaching practice and observation
Classroom coursework tasks
The dissertation (MA only) is written over the summer – if you don’t complete the dissertation, you’ll be awarded a diploma