Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · English Language Teaching Centre
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or significant professional or other relevant experience If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.

English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The TESOL MSc gives students the opportunity to integrate the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages with the flexibility to select modules of interest and of benefit to your future career. It is designed to be useful to both experienced English language teachers as well as those considering a career in English language teaching.

Highlights

    • Focus your studies in your particular area of interest and gain a better theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing practitioners in the field.
    • In addition to the compulsory modules, choose three optional modules and a dissertation topic to shape your studies to explore your own interests.
    • Join experienced practitioners and scholars in the English language teaching community, with opportunities to be involved in ongoing professional development events and the annual English for Academic Purposes (EAP) conference.
    • Integrate theory and practice – discuss theoretical concepts and frameworks in small groups and apply these through practical assessments and peer teaching sessions.
    • Engage in and reflect on a new language learning experience as part of the programme to gain a 360 degree perspective on language teaching and learning.

Teaching format

You will take a variety of taught modules over the first two semesters of the programme, which are delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and out-of-class activities.

In these modules, you will integrate theory and practice by discussing and critiquing theoretical concepts and frameworks, and then applying them through a range of practical assessments. Assessments will include:

  • written assignments
  • presentations
  • the development of teaching plans
  • observed teaching sessions.

Further particulars regarding curriculum development.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
EU: £9,000 Overseas: £18,480

Recent Graduate Discount

The University of St Andrews offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees to students who are eligible to graduate or who have graduated from St Andrews within the last three academic years and are starting a postgraduate programme with the University of St Andrews.

Find out more about postgraduate scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
English Language Teaching
Email
elt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2255