MA Education with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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    MA 1 year full-time

Course Description

If you have a passion for education and a curiosity about the language teaching and learning process itself then this course will both enthuse and challenge in equal measure.

The MA Education with TESOL programme is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career and have a special interest in working with learners of English as an additional, second or foreign language. The course is ideal preparation for anyone wishing to teach, or undertake a pastoral role, internationally, or in an independent educational setting within the UK.

It accommodates both 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.

Entry Requirements

Obtained or predicted to obtain a good Honours degree, Class 2.2 or above or NARIC equivalent. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). IELTS 6.0, or equivalent, will be accepted on the condition the pre-sessional English course is completed.

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Student Destinations

The MA Education with TESOL programme is ideal preparation for anyone wishing to teach, or undertake a pastoral role, internationally or in an independent educational setting within the UK. It is ideal for international students/teachers wishing to return home to teach English, in a range of educational settings including international schools, colleges, and businesses. Equipped with relevant research skills and advanced knowledge about second language acquisition and language learning, you will have all of the relevant training you need to begin your career with opportunities across the world in the field of English language teaching.

On successful completion you will be able to apply your knowledge of the latest theory, policy and practise of international English language education to a variety of global professions, not only in second language teaching in schools and universities, but also in educational management, educational marketing, teacher training, materials development and publishing.

Specific career opportunities include:

•Director of studies of a language school or department
•English language teacher/lecturer/instructor – lecturer in English for academic purposes
•Teaching mother tongue (eg Mandarin) in the UK
•Becoming an English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinator in a UK independent school
•English language trainer in intercultural communication and business communication
•Setting up a language school
•Writing course books for an international publisher
•Becoming an editor for a TESOL publisher

Module Details


  • Global English – ETL701
  • TESOL – ETL702
  • Public Policy and Professional Practice -ETL703
  • Research Skills – ETL704
  • Dissertation – ETL705

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