• University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Leeds Beckett University Featured Masters Courses
  • Regent’s University London Featured Masters Courses
University of West London Featured Masters Courses
University of Southampton Featured Masters Courses
University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
University of London International Programmes Featured Masters Courses

MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Course Description

Why study Applied Linguistics and ELT?

For teachers of English and of other modern languages, an MA in Applied Linguistics extends their knowledge of language and language teaching.

It provides participants with the opportunity to explore new developments in language teaching research and to reflect on that in the light of their own practical expertise and knowledge.

Why St Mary's?

The MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT programme at St Mary’s has been running for more than 25 years and has helped develop the careers of hundreds of professionals in language teaching, management, publishing and research.

This is a course with committed lecturers engaging with small groups, usually no more than 10-12 in each year. Compared to many other MA programmes in the UK this is a very low number and we have deliberately kept it small in order to keep the quality of our teaching high. We know all our students by name, and are able to give them a lot of individual attention and support.

We examine not only the subject of teaching, but also the nature of language from diverse theoretical, social and cognitive perspectives.

The content is demanding, but support is also strong. The rewards for students is great, both in how they learn to think about language and in their careers.

What You Will Study

Full information about modules on this course can be found on the St Mary’s website:

Mode of Study:

• Full-time (One year)
• Part-time (Two-three years)

Also Available As:

• Postgraduate Diploma
• Postgraduate Certificate

How To Apply


Financial Information


Visit the MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching page on the St Mary’s University, Twickenham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Tom (ELT Advisor, British Council)

Doing the MA at St Mary's proved to be a huge leap forward in my ELT career both academically and professionally. It opened many doors for me from starting to teach applied linguistics at universities to managing EFL projects at national level in Chile where I live. The quality and variety of the MA course modules will prepare you well for your future.


Entry Requirements

You should have a first degree with at least second-class honours, plus three years professional experience in education.We will also consider applications from graduates without the full three years’ professional experience if their first degree is in a subject related to applied linguistics.Applicants for whom English is not a first language need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing. We take into account whether you have studied through the medium of English before, either at school or university.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X