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TESOL: Teaching English as a Second or Other Language MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Language and Literature

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This internationally recognised qualification allows you to teach English globally. The M.Litt in TESOL is a full time or part-time course for aspiring professionals who wish to develop their knowledge of and skills in teaching English as a second or foreign language with a view to pursuing a career in the field.

The curriculum covers the latest theory and practice in TESOL and aims to equip students with a critical appreciation of the structure and function of English as a world language, as well as arm them with the skills necessary to conduct their own research into the structure, function and acquisition of English. We look at Content and Language Integrated Learning and Computer Mediated Communication, Young Learners, Discourse and Analysis and English for Specific Purposes.

Courses include: TESOL Methodology: Teaching English as a Second or Other Language, Research Methods in TESOL, TESOL Methodology, Peer Teaching, Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition, Advanced English Structure and Use, Varieties of English and your TESOL focused Teaching Portfolio.


Why Choose Aberdeen?

  • You develop a teaching portfolio showing your skills and knowledge and sampling evidence of your teaching and reflections.You join an Alumni network of 82,500 spanning 192 countries.
  • You are taught by the School of Language and Literature ranked 4th in the UK for research of international quality (REF 2014)

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

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