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Course summary

The MSc TESOL and Intercultural Communication degree is designed for students intending to pursue a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It is also applicable to those who currently work in this field but wish to enhance professional knowledge and skills, and improve career prospects. This masters degree course addresses questions about the learning, teaching and use of English by speakers of other languages from an intercultural communication perspective. It draws on the expertise of educationalists, linguists, and literature/culture scholars. You'll gain a better understanding of language learning and language use in intercultural contexts. You will engage with key issues relating to language teaching and intercultural communication. You will have opportunities to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills for language-related careers in a linguistically diverse world. This is an interdisciplinary course combining insights from education, linguistics, and literature. You can take a mix of classes or focus more closely on one of these areas


Compulsory classes: Language Learning in a Multilingual World, Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Contemporary Issues in Language Teaching, Research Methodologies and Reasoning. Optional classes (choose from two): Digital Technologies in Language Teaching, Re-imagining TESOL in the 21st Century, Curriculum Development in TESOL, Narrative Processing across Languages, Cultures and Media, Transcultural Fandom and British Popular Culture, Children's Literature and the Four Nations.

Assessment method

By written assignments, including essays and reflective journals, materials development, and presentation.

How to apply

International applicants

Where English is a second language, an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0) or equivalent is required.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent, but professional experience may be taken into account instead.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £7100 Year 1
England £7100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 Year 1
Wales £7100 Year 1
Channel Islands £7100 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the programme details on the University of Strathclyde website.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

TESOL and Intercultural Communication at University of Strathclyde - UCAS