This masters programme draws on the IOE's expertise in English language teaching to provide students who have little or no teaching experience with a comprehensive introduction to the field.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
Who is this programme for?
Graduates from relevant subject areas such as English, foreign languages or education with little or no teaching experience and a strong interest in English language teaching.
If you have two years or more teaching experience, you should apply for our
Related topics (subject to validation)
Core topics (subject to validation)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Normally, a good first degree in a relevant field (e.g. English language, literature, modern foreign languages, linguistics, education).
Financial aid for international students
These pages offer advice on how to identify funding to support yourself and pay your course fees during your studies. For information about the fees that you can expect to pay, see the individual course pages.
For country-specific information, please visit our international student country pages.
One of the conditions of gaining a place on your course and obtaining your student visa will be your ability to cover your fees and living expenses for the duration of the course. If you think you are going to need financial assistance to help you complete your course, it is important to start looking into this as far in advance as possible.
You are strongly advised not to travel to the UK to begin a course of study without making sure you have enough money to cover all your academic fees and living expenses. It is unlikely that you will be able to make arrangements for financial support once you have left your own country; and the immigration authorities will not allow you to enter the UK unless you have sufficient evidence to show that you can cover the costs of your proposed study.
Find out about the financial help we offer our masters and doctoral students.
Other sources of financial support
A good starting point is your own Ministry of Education as they may have details of scholarship opportunities for study abroad, and will be able to advise you on your own government's conditions for such awards.
Visit Education UK, the British Council's site. The home page offers a link to a database of scholarships as well as information on courses at all levels, how much it costs to study, and British life and culture. There is also an on-line budget planner which will help you to ensure you have the finances to study in the UK.