English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
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MA English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies at the University of Leeds is a distinctive part-time, distance learning programme that allows you, as a practising teacher, to develop your disciplinary expertise in the areas of language education and technology-enhanced education.


Designed to support your professional development, you can study at the same time as working and apply what you learn directly to your particular teaching context.

The MA English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies at the University of Leeds enables you to acquire an in-depth, specialist knowledge and a mastery of techniques relevant to the teaching of the English Language with a specific focus on digital technologies.

You will critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of technology and English Language learning and teaching, and acquire a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Programme Structure

In your first year, you will examine the ways that teachers of foreign languages teach the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also consider the theories that underpin technology-enhanced learning and explore a variety of digital language learning and teaching tools.

You then expand upon this knowledge in your second year. We introduce you to key concepts and theories related to second language development and the factors and processes that contribute to the learning of languages. You will explore what it means to becomes proficient in a second language, and analyse language in terms of sounds, words, grammar and discourse.

Throughout your studies, you will develop the knowledge and skills to enable you to carry out a small-scale piece of research related to your own interests within language learning and digital technology. You’ll submit this dissertation by the end of the programme.

Learning and teaching

We deliver this programme at a distance. You will receive a podcast and written notes, including tasks for discussion, for the relevant theme of each unit of study and then discuss these themes in a one-hour, synchronous, text chat session online. You will then write a review of related reading and respond to the reviews written by the three or four other students in the group.


We assess your learning and understanding through essays, presentations, and a portfolio of language analysis work. We supervise your dissertation by e-mail, skype, or online chat sessions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Only feedback on assignments and exams
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor degree with a 2.2 (hons), plus two years of relevant experience. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, contact the School of Education admissions team.

English language requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee


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