MA in English Language Teaching: Online

Enhance your career prospects with the world’s English experts and open up a world of opportunities with an internationally recognised post-graduate qualification in English language teaching from the UK.

The MA in ELT has been developed by the British Council in collaboration with Southampton University and is completely online, offering you an affordable and convenient way to study. It takes 2.5 years and is aimed at experienced English teachers.

Focussing on current theory and practice in applied linguistics and language teaching, the course will help you develop advanced knowledge and skills in English language curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Take this course and you will:

  • Take part in online discussions with internationally renowned staff from the University of Southampton.
  • Learn through using interactive multimedia course materials including lectures and podcasts.
  • Have access to the University library and its stock of e-books and journals online.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge you need to take on leadership roles in ELT.

…a very challenging and exciting experience that has helped to develop my skills…the main advantage for me is that I can study from home and continue with my professional work”


Nat, MA in ELT graduate, 2014