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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: Bedford Campus

About the course

This course is designed for experienced language teachers who want to become directors of studies/managers of ELT or language teaching and learning centres/institutions.

You will gain the knowledge and experience needed to carry out management and leadership duties, enhancing your career opportunities leading to a professional, postgraduate qualification.

You will gain a better understanding of management in education, and, in particular, in the international language teaching and learning (ELT and TEFL) industry, preparing you to play a leadership role in the management and coordination of ELT centres and language departments, second language materials development and language assessment.


  • Study on an interdisciplinary course that combines the fields of language teaching and learning, teacher training management and leadership in an international context.
  • Gain relevant and practical teaching experience and professional practical experience with a work placement programme where you will meet home and international students at various levels in their career, enabling you to work in an international environment and learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Develop your understanding of English language teaching and learning in order to operate successfully in a management and leadership role and support others.
  • Learn from experienced lecturers and researchers whose expertise and research lie in the areas of ELT, Language Teaching and Learning and Assessment, Materials Development for Language Teaching and Learning, and Leadership Management in Education. They are also involved in consultancy work with colleges and schools preparing for acceptance into accreditation schemes and inspections.
  • Enhance your professional thinking and develop your own personal initiative as you conduct research in a specific area related to the fields of ELT, Management and Leadership.
  • Benefit from close links with our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), a world-famous centre in language testing and programme evaluation.

Units

  • Dissertation In Applied Linguistics And Elt (LNG035-6) Compulsory
  • Educational Leadership In Context (EDC125-6) Compulsory
  • Exploring Research: Concepts And Methods (LNG004-6) Compulsory
  • Leading Change In Education (EDC127-6) Compulsory
  • The Methodology Of Language Teaching (LNG012-6) Compulsory

The assessment strategy underlines research and independent thinking, ability to make informed decisions and communicate these under time pressure. This is relevant to the intended learning outcomes of our programme. Therefore, we use a variety of different tasks as part of our assessment in order to also reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this course. The following are some examples: - Academic papers, - Conference presentations, - Materials evaluation and production for language teaching and learning purposes; - Group work and individual work; - Small practical tasks, Academic papers: the core unit LNG012-6 The Methodology of Language Teaching requires students to produce two academic papers, one of which is based on critically evaluating approaches and methods for language teaching and learning purposes. Students have to demonstrate their understanding of existing relevant literature using it to support/contrast their critical analysis of an approach of their choice. Conference presentations: assessment for a few units includes oral presentations and two examples are: the oral presentation for the Professional Practices unit (please refer to relevant UIF), and the other includes an oral presentation of the students dissertation proposal as part of the annual postgraduate conference. This will count 10% towards the grade of the dissertation unit. Materials evaluation and production for language teaching and learning purposes: Students are required to evaluate and produce materials for language teaching and learning purposes for at least two units offered as core in this course - LNG012-6 The Methodology of Language Teaching and LNG025-6 Materials Development for Language Teaching and Learning (please refer to relevant UIFs). Group work and individual work: there is a combination of group/pair assessment and individual work in the core and optional units offered in this programme. Small practical tasks: the professional practices unit (option) for example - LNG033-6 Professional Practices involves an actual work placement programme relevant to this course The above is all part of continuous assessment tasks, which will then be included in the final product, a report and an oral presentation which students normally produce at the end of the unit. The culmination of the course consists of a single Dissertation in English Language Teaching (Leadership and Management). This unit is based on independent work and focuses on original research and on the application of knowledge to inform the investigation of problems and move towards resolution.

Entry Requirements

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

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

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

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


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

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


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

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.0 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 5.5.

A good first degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience.


You can further your career opportunities with ELT leadership and management, and those looking for a management position in ELT/language teaching.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student