You should be prepared for study at postgraduate level and have the minimum of a bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK University or an equivalent professional qualification. We warmly welcome applications from students who have an undergraduate degree level qualification from universities outside the UK and which is deemed equivalent to a UK higher education degree.
You will be encouraged to relate the content of the modules to your own experiences therefore you will need access to a teaching/learning context of some kind. You may teach at primary, secondary or tertiary level; you may teach English to speakers of other languages; perhaps you are a parent or childcarer; or are involved in mentoring or training at work. All of these could provide suitable settings to apply your learning.
You need to be able to spend approximately 15-18 hours per week on studying for this module.
We’ve developed some preparatory activities to help you decide whether postgraduate study is for you and/or to help you to prepare for study on Applied linguistics and English language (EE817). The activities include free Open Learn materials on postgraduate study, how language works and the relationship between language and learning. If you have time, it’s also useful to do some advance reading and we’ve included some introductory readings from the first few weeks of EE817. Don’t feel you have to watch and read all this material ahead of module start – it’s provided to whet your appetite and is purely optional.