Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Distance Learning) MA
University of Portsmouth
Key Course Facts
If you teach English to speakers of other languages and want to continue your personal and professional development, enhance your abilities and become an expert in your field, postgraduate study is your next step.
On this MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree course, you’ll take your qualifications to Master’s level – whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, or part-time via distance learning – and develop your expertise in fields that interest you the most.
You'll enhance your teaching skills too, so when you graduate, you'll be ready to take the next ambitious strides in your career.
What you'll experience
On this course, you’ll:
Develop the skills needed to teach English around the world, to speakers of other languages
Expand your knowledge of the theories and methods used in linguistics
Unpick the hidden systems and bias in the use of language
Reflect on your teaching practice from theoretical and research-based perspectives
If you choose to study this course via distance learning, you'll follow the same course structure as the full-time and part-time options, but without the necessity to attend lectures and seminars on campus.
Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
Previous students have gone on to work in universities in the UK and abroad, continued their studies, or taken on more advanced roles in their current place of work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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A second-class honours degree or equivalent, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of three months full-time, relevant, teaching experience. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth is located on the United Kingdom’s only island city, Portsmouth. This public university, which was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic, forms part of the University Alliance, an organisation whose aim is to promote growth and innovation in the UK by putting an emphasis on links with business and industry.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English Language and Linguistics with Foundation BA (Hons)||University of Reading||68%||0%||0%||£9250||£19500||125||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics with Italian BA (Hons)||The University of York||83%||5%||9%||£9250||£19600||141||York||On campus Full-time|
|English/Linguistics (Equal) BA (Hons)||The University of York||87%||1%||20%||£9250||£19600||163||York||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistic Studies GradCert||Birkbeck, University of London||87%||1%||20%||£3010||£5460||163||London||On campus Part-time|
|English Language & Linguistics/Philosophy MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||92%||5%||0%||£27750||£70480||188||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures BA (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||84%||0%||5%||£9250 £9250||£19050 £20000||146||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Psychology and Language Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||63%||1%||8%||£9250||£23700||127||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics (by Research) MA||Nottingham Trent University||63%||1%||8%||£7500||£15500||127||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Spanish and Linguistics (Integrated Masters in Languages) MLang||University of Southampton||100%||0%||10%||£9250||£19300||151||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Linguistics and English Language with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)||Swansea University||100%||0%||5%||£9000||£15500||124||Swansea||On campus Full-time|