Students must apply via one of the following online application forms:-
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a well-respected qualification, and will enable you to access reputable and high-paying teaching roles in almost any country.
You will develop an in-depth theoretical knowledge of the English language, and develop all the skills you need to be an effective teacher.
This flexible, distance-learning course is perfect if you want to develop your career, but you can’t attend the University of Sunderland in person. You can choose to study this course on a full-time or part-time basis.
You can learn from anywhere in the world that has internet access. You’ll interact with other students in online discussion forums, and your tutors will guide and support you via email, phone, and the University’s virtual learning environment.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Master's degree requires a higher level of independent working. However, you will have a high level of support from staff throughout your degree.
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.
For the TESOL: Principles and Practice module, you will need access to a language school or other institution where you can arrange for a taught lesson to be video recorded for assessment purposes.
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:
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
A TESOL qualification is an essential qualification for many overseas teaching jobs. Career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, educational advisers, and educational inspectors.
You will find that possessing a Master's 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.