NILE’S MA in Professional Development for Language Education (MAPDLE) is offered in partnership with and validated by the University of Chichester. It is a flexibly delivered, modular postgraduate programme designed for professionals involved in ELT or in other sectors of language education who wish to develop their specialist skills. It offers high levels of personal choice and control over the routes followed and the timing of modules.

The MAPDLE has been running now for nearly 30 years and at any one time we have participants from around 60 different countries across the world. 
The programme consists of 180 credits: the core module (60 credits), two elective modules (2 x 30 credits) and the dissertation (60 credits). Each module consists of a face-to-face or online course, followed by a tutor-supervised assignment over six months.
Students have up to six years in which to complete the MA, so there is the flexibility needed for the unpredictable realities of our professional environments.   
We also recognise previous learning and experience. If you have the Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL (and an undergraduate degree) you will be exempt from the core module. Other qualifications from around the world will also be considered for credit exemptions, as will your own professional experience. 


Courses and Dates 2024

MA Programme Options: