Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate that they have a first degree at 2.2 level or above.

TESOL pathway students are required to show evidence of teaching experience of two years in any context, including summer language schools, one-to-one teaching, or teaching assistant roles. Teaching practice acquired through CELTA or DELTA qualifications can count towards this. In some cases, a shorter period of teaching experience can be negotiated where there has been significant TESOL content study.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

International students whose native language is not English are required to pass IELTS with an overall grade of 6.5, and each of the four skills should have a minimum grade of 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your English teaching - and build specialist knowledge to progress your career. This course will take your English language teaching to the next level. You’ll master the pedagogical theory behind key teaching approaches. You’ll explore methodologies and master different techniques. You’ll examine:
  • what motivates learners
  • how we learn differently
  • language-learning as a discipline
You might scrutinise the differences between didactic and communicative teaching approaches. Or you might examine how language changes in different contexts. You’ll build an expansive teaching toolkit. And you’ll be able to identify the right teaching methods - for any learner, in every situation. You’ll also be able to articulate the theory behind your approaches - to school leaders and parents. And your classes will become more creative and motivating - making a real difference to your students. You’ll graduate with a recognised qualification that will help you meaningfully progress your career.

Information for international students

International applications

International students hold a conditional offer until payment of a deposit of £3,000 is received.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,400 (Full Time) £935 per single module (Distance Learning)
International students
£15,800 (Full Time) £1,760 per single module (International Distance Learning)

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848