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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a well-respected qualification which will enable you to access reputable and high-paying teaching roles in many international contexts.
You will develop an in-depth theoretical knowledge of the English language, and develop your identity as a language educator, as well as practical and effective teaching skills.
You will be taught via lectures, seminars, practical tasks and independent learning activities. Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, teaching observation, oral and written presentations, and your dissertation.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters degree requires a higher level of independent working. However, you will have a high level of support from staff throughout your degree.
A full-time version of this course is also available.
Please note that modules may vary from year to year. Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. You should also have excellent English language skills.
If your first language isn’t English, you must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, and all elements must be 5.5 or higher.
If you don’t have IELTS 6.5, you are advised to take one of our English for Academic Purposes University Preparation (EAP UP) courses:
If your score is IELTS 4.0: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course A
If your score is IELTS 4.5: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course B
If your score is IELTS 5.0: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course C
If your score is IELTS 5.5: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course D
If you have any of the following qualifications, please ensure you include a copy of your certificate with your application:
The fee for this course is £375 per 10 credits.
Please note that this part-time course is not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
A TESOL qualification is an essential qualification for many overseas teaching jobs. Other career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, educational advisers, and educational inspectors.
You will find that possessing a Masters postgraduate degree will also support a career in other fields, as employers recognise the higher levels of research, analysis and communication that a postgraduate degree requires.
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