The MA in English Language & Linguistics
(MA ELL) is a wholly online programme which is designed
with education professionals in mind. As well as having to teach
explicitly about language on particular Specifications – for
example, English Language or English Language and Literature A
Levels, and the ‘Study of Spoken English’ element at GCSE –
teachers encounter many contexts where knowing more about language
is important, regardless of their discipline or phase of operation.
For example, Early Years teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special
Needs staff and Language Support colleagues will all benefit from
increasing their linguistic expertise. Colleagues from allied
fields such as Educational Psychology will also find this programme
relevant to their professional lives, as will anyone who is working
in multilingual or international contexts.
We can cater for entrants with a varied range of
expertise and knowledge, including those who already have some
experience of language study. The programme is designed to be
undertaken part-time. However, full-time study is also possible.
Those who do not wish to commit to an entire MA programme can take
a single module and build towards qualifications over time,
including a Postgraduate Certificate (two modules), and a
Postgraduate Diploma (four modules) as well as the full MA
qualifications do I need?
- An undergraduate degree (normally 2:1), or an
equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience
acceptable to York St John University.
- Applicants who have already undertaken CPD in
English Language ( e.g. with a schools awarding body such as AQA)
will be eligible for 30 credits via the Negotiated Study, on
submission of a portfolio of applied work which reaches the agreed
pass mark standard.
- IELTS of at least 6, with at least 6 in
writing (international students)
Where applicants do not meet the stated entry
requirements above, it may be possible to take into account
evidence of APEL as an alternative method of meeting the
programme’s entry requirements. For example, significant
previous study or professional experience, such as significant
previous teaching experience in English or language-related subject
might be considered appropriate and relevant to meet the entry
requirements. In such a case, suitable references and records
of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case
Applicants initially registering to undertake a
single module will be automatically registered on the programme to
facilitate progression to one of the award bearing programmes
should it subsequently be required. Successful completion of
one module will normally be considered an alternative route of
entry to the programme.
Application should be made in the first instance
through the YSJ Business School office. Applicants will normally be
How much will it cost?
The fees are subject to review.
Please visit our
tuition fees webpage for up-to-date information
Discounts/Scholarships may be available for
international students. Please contact YSJ International for
further information: T: +44 1904 876884 E: email@example.com
How do I apply?
Please contact Shirley Reay, Head of Programme MA
ELL in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be made throughout the
Applications forms should be returned to E:
For further information please contact Shirley
Reay E: email@example.com