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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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