Taught course

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Pre-Service

UCL - University College London · Culture, Communication and Media

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a related area in the field of English or linguistics.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will enhance the employment prospects of graduates who hope to become English Language Teaching practitioners but have no paid experience of Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Pre-Service MA equips students with a strong theoretical understanding of the current thinking on language teaching and learning, as well as the ability to establish the needs of individual learners within a group, with concrete practical applications.

The Department of Culture, Communication and Media is a multidisciplinary department at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) bringing together a diverse community of researchers with expertise in the social sciences who have a common interest in exploring learning in all its guises: formal, non-formal and informal.

The department has extensive expertise and experience in research, knowledge transfer and consultancy in the UK, Europe and Asia, working closely with transnational bodies, such as, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, government departments, as well as with regional organisations, employer organisations, national institutes, and international organisations.

The IOE's Higher and Lifelong Education programmes provide high-level academic and professional education for those working in management, human resource development, teaching, training and policy positions in any aspect of lifelong learning. They are taught by leading academics with extensive experience in research, policy and practice.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
60 months


This programme is delivered as a campus-based programme. It is assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words per module and a report of 10,000 words.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214