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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) plus, at least, two years of relevant teaching experience. The programme is not suitable for those without professional TESOL experience. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications more details are on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is studied entirely in China. It is jointly delivered by the University of Leeds and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and allows experienced Chinese TESOL professionals to gain a deeper understanding of how languages are learned and the strategies used to teach them.

You will explore current insights, issues and problems within TESOL, and assesses the theoretical frameworks for the language learning, teaching and testing processes. You will have the opportunity to appraise the procedures and outcomes of different approaches to pedagogy and evaluation in TESOL, and the ability to explore how such issues and frameworks relate to your own professional environment.

You’ll be taught at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies by tutors from both universities and be registered as a full-time student at Leeds, giving you access to all of our online library resources as well as those available at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

For more information contact the School of Education Taught Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Fees and funding

The School of Education offers scholarships to UK/EU and international students studying for a masters degree in the School. Find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office