A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
A minimum of one-year full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience in TESOL.
Months of entry
The programme is offered by the Department of English Language & Linguistics, and benefits from staff expertise in areas of linguistics that inform classroom practice (such as syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics and phonetics), raising awareness of these fields and applying them to TESOL. Students gain an understanding of the theory, methodology and interdisciplinary nature of TESOL, as well as a firm foundation in linguistics.
Practical teaching opportunities are a feature of the programme, including teaching to peer groups and international students from other programmes. There is also the opportunity to visit a local language college and observe classes.
Students begin by studying eight modules across the Autumn and Spring terms, before writing a 12,000-word dissertation over the summer, supervised by an expert in the department.
The programme is an ideal for teachers aiming to improve their understanding and abilities in communicating across the barriers of language and those who wish to build an international dialogue.
Information for international students
International applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS overall 7.0 with at least 6.0 for each component.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding pages for the most up to date information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of European Culture and Languages
- +44 (0)1227 816119