University of Sheffield

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL

Format: Campus

Program Description:


The Sheffield MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL provides advanced training in Applied Linguistics for persons with a professional or academic interest in language, typically, but not exclusively, language teachers.

It is particularly suitable for trained teachers, operating either in the UK or internationally, who wish to enhance their understanding of theory and practice in language teaching, and enrich their professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Sheffield MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL you will have developed:

  • An understanding of current theory and practice in language teaching and language learning;
  • Some expertise in the analysis and description of language, particularly language in use;
  • An ability to undertake small scale applied linguistic research;
  • The awareness necessary to relate course inputs to your own contexts of professional practice.

Course Structure and Content

The Sheffield MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL is a one-year modular course (or two years part time). Over two semesters from September till May you will study a total of eight modules – four core and four optional. During the summer months (May till September) you write the MA dissertation. Students who do not wish to write the dissertation may study for a Diploma, in which case they should complete the eight taught modules.

The four core modules are:

  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics.
    This module reviews the core areas of linguistic study. The emphasis is on developing the ability to apply linguistic categories and techniques to the description of English and other languages, and to the solution of language problems.
  • Accreditation:

    We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

    International Student Requirements:

    IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 90-91
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