Entry requirements

The MA is open to both English language teachers who have teaching experience and to those who have little or no teaching experience. Depending on the amount of experience you have, you will follow one of two pathways through the MA, each of which is designed to cater to the needs and interests of either experienced or inexperienced teachers.

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example English language, literature, education, foreign languages and media.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered on the basis of appropriate experience in relevant areas or some professional experience in fields such as teaching, teacher education, interpreting, journalism, cultural, social and educational policy, publishing and materials writing. These applicants may be required to provide written evidence (for example, an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA TESOL is designed to help you develop professionally as an English language teacher in the global ELT context. It is suitable for whichever stage of career you find yourself. A flexible structure means that you can choose to follow your interests, whether they be digital resources, becoming a teacher trainer, or the development of materials and resources.

Different pathways within TESOL will provide development opportunities for you whether you are an experienced language teacher or at the beginning your career – helping enhance your employability.

On the course you will apply theory to practice through the experience of teaching, observation and reflection. All learning is supported by digital resources and a superb online library provision, as well as systematic support for academic writing and study skills. Our course tutors are extremely experienced in English language teaching, teacher education and the use of digital media for language teaching.

You will have the option to add on a teaching assessment module to gain an initial TEFL qualification (TEFLi) or a Diploma-level qualification (TEFLQ), depending on the amount of teaching experience you have.

You may be coming to the MA after completing our Diploma in TESOL. Graduates from this course (or any equivalent) will be offered credit to set against study for the MA TESOL, saving you time and money.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644