Why study this course?

This master's degree is designed for teachers and language professionals to learn how to teach the English language. The course is also suitable if you don't have any teaching experience. 

We have a divese cohort so you'll benefit from a varied learning experience. You'll explore new theories and conversation around language, teaching languages and learning in various social and educational environments. 

More about this course

Explore language pedagogy, linguistics, sociolinguistics in relation to theory and practice on this English Language Teaching MA. You'll also learn about topics such as the psychology of language and language testing.

Develop the skills needed to become an employable language teacher, policy maker, educator or researcher. On this course you'll take part in discussions on language, undertake reading and be supported through research, plus you'll have the opportunity to go into schools and understand the English language teaching process.

Our teaching team are experienced practitioners who have published work and research in the sector. Research topics have included the processes of second language learning and teaching and English as a second language and English as a foreign language in higher education.

This master's degree explores the sociocultural, political, economic and cultural aspects of how the English language is learned, taught and used worldwide.

The reflexive and reflective element of this course aims to improve in your practice by encouraging you to think of yourself as a global language professional. 


There are no exams. You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, essays, presentations, research and a final dissertation.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a second class honours degree or above (in any subject)

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our higher requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • MA Dissertation
  • Patterns in Global Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistics and Language Teaching
  • Understanding the Language Classroom
  • Applying Learning Technologies
  • The Multilingual Classroom

What our students say

"The MA course in London was a life changing experience for me."

Katarzyna Turska

Where this course can take you

This course is designed to help you further your teaching either in the UK or abroad. You could move on to a senior role in your current or previous role, or move into school management or a language advisory role.

You may also choose to continue your academic study. 

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Important information for international applicants

Due to unprecedented demand for our courses for the autumn 2023 intake, international admissions are now closed for this postgraduate course. Please check back at a later date to view future available intakes.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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