Students on the MA in ELT: Online at the University of Southampton
Teachers collaborating

MA in English Language Teaching: Online

The MA in English Language Teaching: Online is an innovative Masters degree programme. It involves part-time study over five semesters (two and a half years including a dissertation) by distance learning entirely online. The programme has been specially developed by Modern Languages the University of Southampton in collaboration with the British Council. It delivers postgraduate-level study in a number of important areas of current theory and practice in applied linguistics and language teaching, and provides a focussed route for English language teaching professionals who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills in English language curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Practising teachers are given the opportunity to reflect on professional experience and update their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge in a flexible and well-supported learning environment.

The online programme was designed and developed by the eLanguages team in collaboration with module leaders on our well-established face-to-face Masters degree programme.

To find out more, visit the MA in ELT: Online webpage where you can also listen to the Course Coordinator explaining the course structure; try out some sample learning resources from the online course and find out how to apply for the course.

To hear about the process of creating the MA in ELT: Online, watch the presentation given at the 2011 LLAS eLearning Symposium: Mastering the Masters course online: a design for repurposing a degree programme for online delivery.