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(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is a specialised pathway of our MA Education. The course is for early career teachers seeking a grounding in the core disciplines of TESOL. And those with considerable experience hoping to consolidate or progress into specialist areas of expertise.
You can tailor the course content to your professional context. The course incorporates practical and academic tasks and assignments. And discussion with fellow TESOL practitioners worldwide on cutting edge practice and research.
You have the option to specialise in the following areas:
- the multilingual learner
- English Language Teaching (ELT) materials development
- English for specific purposes.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
There are International Student Scholarships available for 2020 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.
Learning and assessment
The MA Education - TESOL comprises nine modules.
There is a compulsory Research Methods module (20 credits) to support your studies and to prepare you for the Dissertation (60 credits).
You will also take three core compulsory TESOL modules and then choose two modules from the list of optional modules.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
Recent students graduating with an MA Education (TESOL) have moved from teaching into teacher professional development, management of language schools and language businesses, materials and test writing.
Others have gone from school to university teaching and from general English to specific English teaching for academic purposes, business and law.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.