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Master's courses

Our MA programmes in TESOL and Applied Linguistics have more than 2,000 graduates in over 40 countries, many of whom have gone on to become world-renowned teachers and scholars.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by experts in applied linguistics and language education, who are known for their research in their specialties.

Life in the Department

Develop your ideas and nurture your creativity with first-hand guidance from expert academics and experienced professionals.

How you'll study

You'll learn through lectures, seminars and one-to-one supervision, and have the opportunity to undertake placements and Study Abroad.

Read Analia's story

"My MA in TEFL at Reading was a turning point in my professional career. Not only did I improve my insight into the English language teaching field but I also honed my intercultural and interpersonal skills and broadened my contacts network."
Analia Kandel, MA TESOL

Our staff

Meet our teaching and academic staff, and find out who might be teaching you on our various courses.

Our research

Our research brings a breadth of applied linguistic expertise to explore the use and learning of English as a first and second language, and into how the multilingual mind works in context.