A good first degree (UK 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent). English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Months of entry
The English Language Centre's MA TESOL programme offers excellent opportunities to develop careers in English language teaching for inexperienced teachers or for those starting out in the field.
The programme is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.
The programme offers a core of syllabus design and assessment, with greater depth provided through further required modules focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects of the English language and on classroom practice. You will then have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge base by taking three or four further optional modules covering a wide range of relevant areas. The MA is completed by a 15,000-word dissertation.
- Basic Research Methods (non-credit bearing)
- Language for Teaching
- Language Teaching Methods and Practice
- Fundamentals in ELT.
Previous optional modules have included:
- World Englishes
- English for Specific Purposes
- ELT Materials Development and Evaluation
- Discourse Texts and TESOL
- Language Teaching Methodology
- Advanced Research Methods
- Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives for Teachers
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Teaching Young Learners
- Pragmatics and the Language Classroom.
You can also choose to study an optional module offered to students across the University as one of your four optional modules.
- Expert English
- Foreign Language.
You can choose to further focus your Masters qualification through our programme streams. To qualify, you must choose one of the below as an optional module and complete your dissertation in the same topic area.
Information for international students
English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- The English Language Centre
- (0)191 334 2236