Taught course

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Masters)

Queen's University Belfast · School of Education

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least five years' full-time professional experience in a field of work related to Education.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a professionally oriented higher degree aimed at graduates who intend to follow a career in English Language Teaching (ELT) and teachers who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of teaching English language learners.

The programme will enable participants to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to devise and teach effective English language courses, in addition to equipping students with the essential research and analytical skills to keep up with the rapid developments in the field.

One of the key features of the MSc TESOL is the emphasis on learning through interaction; much of the programme is organised around class-based data as a means of fostering awareness of issues which are rooted in the classroom. It is intended for both native and non-native speakers of English.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Gillian Beavis
+44 (0)28 9097 5941