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MSt in English language Assessment

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When you graduate with a Master’s in English Language Assessment from the University of Cambridge, you step into the world equipped to design suitable assessment tasks and to critically evaluate the best ways in which English is assessed. By understanding and applying the rigorous principles required to adjust and adapt assessment tools, you will learn how to meet diverse needs of learners and candidates and ensure fairness across different learning and testing environments.

This MSt course has been developed to offer a unique combination of expertise taught by world leading researchers and practitioners in English Language assessment. The part-time MSt is an academically rigorous and practical course, aimed at English language teachers, educational practitioners and other assessment professionals seeking to enhance and consolidate their knowledge in English language assessment.

By choosing the University of Cambridge MSt you will be joining a supportive peer community and a diverse cohort of assessment professionals. This is a highly interactive programme providing a rich learning environment, access to world-leading experts at the cutting edge of language assessment and a peer community of assessment practitioners from around the world.

The two-year, tutor led blended learning course is delivered in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment – the global leader in English language assessment, Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre with the support of the Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA).

The course, which combines in-depth theoretical learning with practical tasks, will be delivered across six modules covering a wide range of content including: assessment approaches, linguistic insights into language learning, language assessment tools for English, developing and applying advanced research skills and developing and understanding new assessment methods. Find out more about the course and what you can expect to learn here.

MSt in English Language Assessment

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