Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Education with TESOL (Trinity Certified) (Taught)

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Course summary

Education has been taught at Keele for over 50 years, studied from an international and multi-dimensional perspective, focused on its broader role and impact on individuals, communities and the world at large. Building on the success of our established MA in Education, the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) pathway develops practical skills and techniques – such as classroom management and lesson planning – to support learners of English as an additional, second or foreign language. In addition to a Master's in Education, you will achieve the Trinity College (London) Certificate in TESOL, an internationally-recognised teacher training qualification. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked top 10 in England (The Complete University Guide 2021) and in the top 300 globally for teaching of Education (The World University Subject Ranking 2022)
  • Course develops robust understanding of theory, policy and practice in the UK and internationally with an emphasis on educational theory and practical experience undertaken on placement
  • Opportunity to experience learning an unknown language, as well as plan and deliver language classes, teaching learners in the community and groups of visiting international students
  • Engage with highly qualified, experienced academics, working at the forefront of their disciplines at home and overseas
  • Excellent student support, supervision and flexibility, allowing the students to pursue topics of their choice in the final dissertations
Officially spoken in over 60 countries, English remains the most common universal language in the world and there are an estimated 1.5 billion English language learners. With the English Language learning market predicted to hit $54.92 billion by 2027, our MA in Education with TESOL responds to growing demand for well-trained ESOL teachers. Reflecting recent education reforms, you will delve into language learning theory and teaching methods, drawing on expertise of our staff developed in a variety of different contexts and countries - with the opportunity to put your teaching into practice with our international students or members of the local community. In addition to a Master's degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain the professionally-accredited Certificate in TESOL, which is awarded by Trinity College London. Preparation for the moderation visit by the Trinity Assessor includes a minimum of six hours' teaching practice, though you have the option of also spending up to three months on an educational placement. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Assessment method

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Entry requirements

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree with second class lower division (2:2) or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or overseas police check will be required.

Fees and funding

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Education with TESOL (Trinity Certified) at Keele University - UCAS