Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
This programme will develop your love of language and its teaching, giving you the knowledge and professional skills you need to enter this challenging area, or to extend your current career.
Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or you are involved in a related area of language teaching, such as curriculum development, you will benefit from the blend of educational and linguistic foundations on offer.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant experience.
Please note: due to the volume of applications received for this programme, it will be closed for new applications from 29th November 2013 to March 2014. The programme will re-open for applications early in March 2014.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
You will learn through a combination of fundamental theory and practice, including class observation.
You will benefit from unrivalled joint resources and expertise offered by the department of Linguistics & English Language, the Institute for Applied Language Studies and the Moray House School of Education: all leading centres for the studies of language and teaching.
For the MSc you will complete six compulsory courses and two optional courses, plus a dissertation. The PgDip comprises a similar combination of compulsory and optional courses.
Optional courses may include:
This qualification will allow you to pursue opportunities in foreign or second language teaching, either as a newly qualified teacher looking to enter the profession, an experienced practitioner seeking to diversify or reinforce your current career, or a non-qualified teacher with an interest in foreign language tuition.
You will also gain a host of valuable transferable skills that you can carry into any career situation.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013