Professional Doctorate in Research degrees in the Centre for Research in English Language Learning & Assessment


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    About the course

    The CRELLA MPhil/PhD is based on your research proposal and is a self-directed programme fully supported by your supervisory team and the Research Graduate School.

    Key features

    -A world-leading centre for English language learning and assessment

    Career opportunities

    Graduates have taken up various positions in academia, with examination boards, as well as in the public and private sectors; including positions in government ministries, universities, consultancies and testing organisations.

    CRELLA welcomes applications in all language assessment areas, including:

    -Academic literacy and language
    -Aligning tests to frameworks such as the CEFR
    -Assessing language skills across proficiency spectrum
    -Cognitive processing in language tests
    -Computer technologies in language learning and assessment
    -Developing assessment literacy among test stakeholders
    -Formative assessment and assessment for learning
    -The construct(s) of language proficiency
    -Washback and the use and impacts of language tests and assessments

    Visit the Research degrees in the Centre for Research in English Language Learning & Assessment page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    Students would normally hold a Master's degree in language testing or in a related discipline, or have equivalent advanced professional experience. Successful CRELLA applicants normally have a minimum flat profile of 7.0 in the IELTS test, or equivalent.


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