English Language Teaching (ELT) (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are an experienced ELT teacher looking for a new challenge, this could be the course for you. The MA ELT (Distance Learning) provides you with the opportunity to extend your professional knowledge and skills and reflect on your own teaching and learning context. You will have the opportunity to pursue your own professional interests by either completing a Dissertation on a topic of your choice or taking our innovative Materials Development for TESOL module in which you design a set of teaching and learning materials for your own professional setting. Why ELT?

  • You’ll develop your ability to engage critically with current issues in English Language Teaching.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to critically analyse and apply current theories on language learning and teaching to practical situations.
  • You’ll reflect on and enhance your own learning and professional practice in English Language Teaching.
We welcome applications from Home and International students. If you have any questions or you are interested in a distance learning course, please visit our enquiry page - https://www.hud.ac.uk/study/distance-learning/enquiry/?utmsource=ucas&utmmedium=affiliate&utm_campaign=distance-learning-24-25


Year 1 Core modules: Grammar & Assessment for Language Teaching Second Language Teaching and Learning Professional Practice in ELT Year 2 Core module: Current Issues in TESOL Option modules: You will either study Materials Development for TESOL or Dissertation. Materials Development for TESOL Dissertation

Assessment method

Throughout the course you’ll experience a variety of teaching and learning techniques including lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials. You’ll receive training from the Academic Librarian on information and research skills and about electronic methods of accessing library facilities for Masters’ students. A number of assessment methods may be used on the course, including essays, poster presentations, lesson plans, microteaching, case studies and materials development. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. Feedback is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Entry requirements

You should: * Have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent. * Have a minimum of two years full-time experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages. * Be currently working as an ELT teacher. * The University will determine whether a degree can be recognised as UK equivalent.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £575 Module
Northern Ireland £575 Module
Scotland £575 Module
Wales £575 Module
Channel Islands £575 Module
Republic of Ireland £575 Module

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate students on this course will be £575 (Band 1) per 15 credit module. Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/ Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
English Language Teaching (ELT) (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS