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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The programme develops confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. At the same time students extend their own knowledge base by engaging in independent research into their own practice and setting.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Semester 1: theory and practice of TESOL and language analysis for TESOL; semester 2; TESOL theories of learning and teaching in 2nd language learning and teaching; semester 3; dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Both formative and summative assessment is built into each core module with no written examinations utilised. Summative assessment takes the form of a portfolio of tasks which may include oral presentations, reflection on module learning and teaching practice, essays and analysis tasks. All summative assessment is supported by formative work during the module which includes discussions with tutors and colleagues, feedback on presentations and assignment drafts, journal reflections and class activities.


Fees shown below are for part time study over two years, although some courses may be available over longer periods.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 9 Months
MA Full-time October 2017 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2017 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 6 Months
MA Part-time October 2017 2 Years

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