2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in English, education or similar subject OR 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a different subject and teaching qualification, such as CELTA. 2 years’ relevant work experience is required in addition to these qualifications. We can consider applications from graduates from other fields who have substantial TESOL experience and an evidenced commitment to professional development.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme is for those who wish to further their own knowledge and skills in this field. It provides a special emphasis on how theory relates to practice.
- This programme allows you to extend and enhance your career and build on your previous English language teaching experience.
- You will be given the opportunity to build on your professional experience through further investigation of the links between theory, practice and current research. This is achieved through classroom observation, micro-teaching opportunities, collaborative learning and contextualised assessment.
- This interdisciplinary programme draws on the combined expertise of the School of Education and the long established English for Academic Study Unit (School of Modern Languages and Cultures). This enables us to embed our extensive professional and research experience in the areas of language teaching and research.
- If you are looking for the necessary skills and knowledge to begin your career teaching English to speakers of other languages, you should consider the MSc TESOL.
You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a supervised research dissertation on an issue relevant to your area of interest.
- Language learning and applications to the classroom
- Descriptions of language and applications to the classroom
- Introduction to educational and social research.
Optional courses may include
- Advanced educational research
- Course design and practice in English Language Teaching
- Developing literacy
- Educational management and leadership
- Highly able pupils
- Language proficiency assessment and feedback
- Modern educational thought
- Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Teaching English for academic purposes
- Which English? Sociolinguistics and language teaching.
Career opportunities include positions as an English language teacher, course designer, test designer, course director and teacher educator.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This Masters programme covers contemporary issues in education, specifically the central concerns of English language teaching to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
Course contact details
- Julie McAdam