Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Warwick · Department of Applied Linguistics

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, (with 6.5 in writing).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA TESOL programme will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the links between research, theory and professional practice in the area of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The programme has been designed for English language teachers with varying levels of professional experience, from teachers who have less than two years’ experience to those who have taught for many years. Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers, materials or curriculum developers, and other professionals who work in the area of second/foreign language education, either in the state sector or in private language institutes at primary, secondary or tertiary levels.

Skills from this degree

For this degree, skills that will be developed include:

  • Research skills (e.g. qualitative/quantitative research design and methods; action research, etc.)
  • Professional development skills (e.g. teaching, observing, mentoring, reflective practice)
  • Language teaching materials and lesson plan design skills (e.g. materials for young learners, adults, English for Specific Purposes etc.)
  • Language analysis skills (e.g. conversation analysis; discourse analysis)

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585