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Course summary

This programme provides a focused route for recent graduates wishing to develop their understanding of the theory and practice of English language /TESOL teaching in order to start their career as English language professionals and gain the skills required to develop their professional practice.


Core: Principles of Communicative Language Teaching; Dissertation (ALLT/ELT); Research Skills; Developing Approaches to Language Teaching. Optional: Description of Language; Second Language Learning; Language in Society; Assessment of Language Proficiency; Discourse Analysis; English as a World Language; Intercultural Communication; Teaching Foreign Languages to Younger Learners; Autonomy and Individualisation in Language Learning; Writing and Written Language; E-learning and English Language Teaching; English as medium of instruction in global education; Language ideologies in a globalising world.

Assessment method

Written assignments, oral presentations and the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in English, linguistics, modern languages or other relevant discipline.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

ELT/TESOL Studies at University of Southampton - UCAS