This course offers an advanced level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English and has been designed for both native and non-native English speakers.
Students have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest.
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The purpose of assessment is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and skills at a given point. The outcomes are as important to the provider as they are to the student. To provide accurate, global readings therefore, the course takes an incremental and varied approach to the assessment of the course content, culminating in the dissertation. This is a substantial piece of original research on an aspect of Applied Linguistics TEFL, but whose precise focus is determined by each student, and according to their anticipated career plans. Here, the ability to plan, execute and evaluate independent research is assessed and represents the apex of a student's postgraduate studies. To complement and lead up to the dissertation, there are different types of assessment on the course, each designed to relate to the content and the cumulative body of knowledge upon which the research plans of the dissertation are based. The types of assessment include: essays and reports, in-class tests conducted under examination conditions, practical tasks (eg questionnaire design, test item construction) case studies, assignments, and presentations. The assessment methods have been selected to support the pedagogical development of research skills and subject knowledge, and to satisfy individual unit, and global course learning outcomes. The details of each assignment task are provided in the unit handbooks and individual Unit Information Forms. The overall assessment map is available in the course handbook. Each point of assessment provides opportunities for valuable feedback from teachers but also from peers to enable students to review and improve their work.
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.
To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification
To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.
You also need to have the required English language qualification
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For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 6.0.
A good first degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience.
Students who hold a DELTA or equivalent qualification may be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated for prior learning.
This MA in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) caters for those who want to develop their experience and research in a number of areas related to Applied Linguistics, particularly as it is specifically designed for those who are planning to become English Language teachers, those who wish to develop their knowledge and experience in L2 Materials Development and those who are looking to develop a critical insight into language assessment and testing.
This course is one of the few courses in the Higher Education market for masters in 'ELT and Applied Linguistics’ (English Language Teaching) as it allows experienced teachers to gain professional accreditation following British Council recommendations for TEFL qualifications in relation to gaining TEFL recognition (TEFLQ status to those who have a minimum of two years of teaching experience prior to the above mentioned teaching practice unit).
Our MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL) course offers a distinctive combination between theoretical insight into the language systems, language teaching methodology and practical experience with observed and assessed teaching practice. Students following this course can also benefit from an excellent track record of high quality teaching and student satisfaction, as well as from the expertise of the world-leading Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), which was rated as internationally excellent in the 2014 REF (100% for research impact).
The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £7,340 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.
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The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £12,750 per year
The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.
The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.
We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.
The sports hall is an integral space in the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity, complementing discipline leading Sport and Exercise Science and modern biological analysis laboratories, all co-located on the Bedford campus.
The sports hall is a major teaching facility for the University's Sport and Physical Education degree courses which have trained physical educators in the UK for over a century.
Together with its associated facilities it provides our trainee teachers and coaches with a superb environment in which to coach and teach pupils from local primary schools who are also benefiting from this new facility.
The sports hall is proud to host all Bedfordshire Bulls students' sports matches as well as national standard sporting events including British University College Sports championships – one of the few indoor sporting venues in the county to host prestigious tournaments all year round.
The facility also plays host to a number of University promoted Get into Sport activities which are open to all University students and staff.
Our specialist labs give students a fantastic environment to develop their research skills and expertise, where a student can explore the biology of an elite athlete who could be performing simultaneously within the sports hall.
Few Sport Science courses in the country offer students such unique discipline leading research experience and skills, alongside intimate access to world leading researchers within their field. Students are regularly offered the opportunity to be involved within discipline defining Sport, Health and Exercise Science research
Our state-of-the-art laboratories are purpose built for research and teaching in the fields of exercise and nutrition science. This includes specialised equipment and facilities for assessing human health risk and delivering exercise and diet interventions for health promotion.
Our £8m Physical Education and Sport Science Centre was used to train athletes in the 2012 Olympics.
Opened in January 2015 the Gateway is an impressive building featuring high-quality teaching spaces, informal learning spaces, and lecture theatres (including a Harvard style lecture theatre); as well as a new student services centre.
Campus Centre featuring a 280-seat professional theatre, dance studios, a fairtrade café and social space for students.
For on-campus student accommodation choose from luxury living at Liberty Park's modern en-suite study bedrooms or the Student Village which offers standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and en-suite rooms with a private shower. All have fully-equipped kitchens. Our rooms are on-campus and have easy access to the town centre and train station.
Bedford offers excellent transport links to the rest of the UK as it sits between the M1 and the A1. The town connects by train to Luton (20 minutes) and London (40 minutes).
UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form.
EU students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form
International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online