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
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.5
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 23
- Speaking: 23
- Writing: 24
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||100|
Course contact details
- Julie McAdam