The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide.
Degree and/or experience
The MA is open to both English language teachers who have teaching experience and to those who have little or no teaching experience. Depending on the amount of experience you have, you will follow one of two pathways through the MA, each of which is designed to cater to the needs and interests of either experienced or inexperienced teachers.
Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example English language, literature, education, foreign languages and media.
Applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered on the basis of appropriate experience in relevant areas or some professional experience in fields such as teaching, teacher education, interpreting, journalism, cultural, social and educational policy, publishing and materials writing. These applicants may be required to provide written evidence (for example, an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.
Credit towards the MA (up to 60 credits) can be given to applicants who have completed our own Diploma in TESOL (level 7), or who have completed an equivalent Diploma in TESOL (such as the DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL).
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS test score of 6.5 with no individual components under 6, or equivalent, e.g. confirmed evidence of prior undergraduate / postgraduate study in the medium of English.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.
The admissions team will look at references for evidence of preparedness to undertake level 7 study, in particular commitment to sustained academic work. Candidates may also be required to attend an interview. The interview will focus on the candidate’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme of study. Candidates from overseas, or at some distance from Brighton, may choose to have a telephone or Skype interview.