This is a professionally-oriented higher degree for those who intend to follow a career in English Language Teaching (ELT) and teachers who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of teaching English language learners. The MSc TESOL team is internationally recognised for its range of teaching and research in language education and Applied Linguistics.
The programme enables participants to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to devise and teach effective English language courses, in addition to equipping students with the essential research and analytical skills to keep up with the rapid developments in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.
Through the range of modules, you can also focus on certain aspects of TESOL and language learning, including, materials development, bilingual education, the impact of digital literacies, and language assessment. One of the key features of the MSc TESOL is that the programme is linked directly to the new Centre for Language Education which means that students can benefit from a rich research culture to augment their course activities.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 4 pm.
Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages Highlights
Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as ‘internationally excellent or world leading’ (REf, 2014).
Small-group teaching The MSc TESOL team is internationally recognised for its range of teaching and research in language education and Applied Linguistics.
Flexibility Diploma and Certificate options are also available.
Credit transfer students who have completed other masters-level awards, eg PGCE, within the last 10 years are eligible to credit transfer. The credit transfer application must be submitted at the same time as the online programme application as retrospective applications are not accepted.
Professionally-focused assessment There are no written examinations. All modules are assessed by written assignments which have a professional focus. Examples include case studies, language analysis, and materials evaluations. Formative assessment practices to support students are a key feature of MSc TESOL modules.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities available with this course are outlined below:
Contact hours per semester varies, depending on module choice and study mode (full-time/part-time).
Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:
There are no written examinations. Modules are assessed through written assignments, including case studies, language analysis and coursebook evaluations.