Education (English Language Teaching) MA

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 29/01/2019

English is a global language used daily in business, education and the media by many people for whom it is a second rather than a ‘native’ language. This course, based in the Faculty of Education and Humanities, has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher of the language. Applying the insights of linguistic research into how English is learned and used in a wide variety of situations, the programme with its practical focus will help you become a resourceful, reflective and confident professional in the field of English language teaching.

Course

Highlights

  • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.
  • Eligible for 20% Graduate Discount Scheme.

Additional

Information

Schedule

The entire MA involves 140 hours of taught sessions, all of which are taught as interactive sessions involving activities and discussions. This means that you will typically attend classes for six hours per week if you are studying full-time, although this may vary depending on the modules you have taken. If you are a full-time student you will be expected to undertake a further 24 hours per week of private study and research. If you are a part-time student, taking the course over three years, you will be expected to complete eight hours a week of private study and research. Please note that this work is not consistently spread across the year and at some points throughout the year you may be working considerably more hours in a week.

You will also have the chance to attend additional optional sessions and presentations connected to the research undertaken at the Faculty of Education and Humanities.

Course Details

This course forms a pathway within the MA Education. To be awarded the qualification MA Education (English Language Teaching) you will need to successfully complete four 30 credit modules plus a 60 credit dissertation. You should take at least three of the modules described below, namely EDUM133, EDUM134, EDUM135 and EDUM136. Each of these modules is also open to you if you have a particular interest in the subject but do not want to follow the complete pathway.

Methods of Learning

All of the modules on the pathway are mainly taught through seminars and workshops. All teaching takes place in small groups which enables you to engage in discussion and debate. Seminars are topic-based and will focus on critical engagement with readings suggested by tutors. In addition, each module leader will hold a series of individual tutorials with you to support your progress and work on particular assignments.

Read more

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduates should be able to seek employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas including:

  • English language teaching in any education sector (this may depend on having fulfilled primary teaching qualifications in the countries in which you choose to work as the MA would not be a substitute for such qualifications)
  • teacher training
  • testing: both in supporting existing testing programmes and developing programmes in companies developing and implementing communication skills training
  • continued academic research in areas of interest developed as a consequence of involvement in this course
  • in companies developing and implementing communication skills training

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

If you have a first or second class (2.1) undergraduate degree. You will be interviewed (via Skype, when appropriate) prior to acceptance on the course.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM030
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM026
    Core Module N
  • Speech, Language and Communication needs (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM031
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM028
    Core Module N
  • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM019
    Core Module N
  • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM029
    Core Module N
  • Contemporary & international Issues in Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM072
    Core Module N
  • Supporting Parents and Developing Community (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM073
    Core Module N
  • International Perspectives on Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM074
    Core Module N
  • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM075
    Core Module N
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM077
    Core Module N
  • Principles and Practice in Action Research (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM089
    Core Module N
  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM096
    Core Module N
  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM097
    Core Module N
  • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (Part 2) Post Threshold (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM092
    Core Module N
  • Young Children’s Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM101
    Core Module N
  • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM111
    Core Module N
  • School and Classroom Cultures (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM116
    Core Module N
  • Leading for Change (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM118
    Core Module N
  • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM122
    Core Module N
  • Approaches to Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM123
    Core Module N
  • Developing and Supporting Others (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM124
    Core Module N
  • Professional Recognition and Scholarship (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM127
    Core Module N
  • Research and Enterprise for Enhanced Academic Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM128
    Core Module N
  • Designing for the 21st Century Learning (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM129
    Core Module N
  • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM130
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Language in Use: Approaches to the Analysis of Discourse (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM133
    Core Module N
  • Approaches to Language Learning – Theory and Method (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM134
    Core Module N
  • ELT in Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM135
    Core Module N
  • Classroom Language Assessment and Test Construction (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM136
    Core Module N
  • Contemporary Issues in Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM137
    Core Module N
  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM100
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM079
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

You will have the opportunity to plan and teach a number of lessons. 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £1,125 per 30 credits

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credits

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

A merit based scholarship of up to 30% or a £3,000 reduction in the cost of tuition fees for eligible students.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 29/01/2019

  • English is a global language used daily in business, education and the media by many people for whom it is a second rather than a ‘native’ language. This course, based in the Faculty of Education and Humanities, has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher of the language. Applying the insights of linguistic research into how English is learned and used in a wide variety of situations, the programme with its practical focus will help you become a resourceful, reflective and confident professional in the field of English language teaching.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.
    • Eligible for 20% Graduate Discount Scheme.
  • This course forms a pathway within the MA Education. To be awarded the qualification MA Education (English Language Teaching) you will need to successfully complete four 30 credit modules plus a 60 credit dissertation. You should take at least three of the modules described below, namely EDUM133, EDUM134, EDUM135 and EDUM136. Each of these modules is also open to you if you have a particular interest in the subject but do not want to follow the complete pathway.

    Methods of Learning

    All of the modules on the pathway are mainly taught through seminars and workshops. All teaching takes place in small groups which enables you to engage in discussion and debate. Seminars are topic-based and will focus on critical engagement with readings suggested by tutors. In addition, each module leader will hold a series of individual tutorials with you to support your progress and work on particular assignments.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Schedule

    The entire MA involves 140 hours of taught sessions, all of which are taught as interactive sessions involving activities and discussions. This means that you will typically attend classes for six hours per week if you are studying full-time, although this may vary depending on the modules you have taken. If you are a full-time student you will be expected to undertake a further 24 hours per week of private study and research. If you are a part-time student, taking the course over three years, you will be expected to complete eight hours a week of private study and research. Please note that this work is not consistently spread across the year and at some points throughout the year you may be working considerably more hours in a week.

    You will also have the chance to attend additional optional sessions and presentations connected to the research undertaken at the Faculty of Education and Humanities.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Graduates should be able to seek employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas including:

      • English language teaching in any education sector (this may depend on having fulfilled primary teaching qualifications in the countries in which you choose to work as the MA would not be a substitute for such qualifications)
      • teacher training
      • testing: both in supporting existing testing programmes and developing programmes in companies developing and implementing communication skills training
      • continued academic research in areas of interest developed as a consequence of involvement in this course
      • in companies developing and implementing communication skills training
  • If you have a first or second class (2.1) undergraduate degree. You will be interviewed (via Skype, when appropriate) prior to acceptance on the course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM030
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM026
      Core Module N
    • Speech, Language and Communication needs (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM031
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM028
      Core Module N
    • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM019
      Core Module N
    • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM029
      Core Module N
    • Contemporary & international Issues in Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM072
      Core Module N
    • Supporting Parents and Developing Community (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM073
      Core Module N
    • International Perspectives on Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM074
      Core Module N
    • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM075
      Core Module N
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM077
      Core Module N
    • Principles and Practice in Action Research (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM089
      Core Module N
    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM096
      Core Module N
    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM097
      Core Module N
    • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (Part 2) Post Threshold (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM092
      Core Module N
    • Young Children’s Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM101
      Core Module N
    • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM111
      Core Module N
    • School and Classroom Cultures (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM116
      Core Module N
    • Leading for Change (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM118
      Core Module N
    • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM122
      Core Module N
    • Approaches to Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM123
      Core Module N
    • Developing and Supporting Others (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM124
      Core Module N
    • Professional Recognition and Scholarship (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM127
      Core Module N
    • Research and Enterprise for Enhanced Academic Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM128
      Core Module N
    • Designing for the 21st Century Learning (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM129
      Core Module N
    • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM130
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Language in Use: Approaches to the Analysis of Discourse (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM133
      Core Module N
    • Approaches to Language Learning – Theory and Method (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM134
      Core Module N
    • ELT in Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM135
      Core Module N
    • Classroom Language Assessment and Test Construction (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM136
      Core Module N
    • Contemporary Issues in Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM137
      Core Module N
    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM100
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM079
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    You will have the opportunity to plan and teach a number of lessons. 

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £1,125 per 30 credits

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credits

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    A merit based scholarship of up to 30% or a £3,000 reduction in the cost of tuition fees for eligible students.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour