ELT/TESOL Studies at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Study the theory and practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) with our MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) master’s degree. You can apply for this course if you have recently graduated and are starting your career in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This UK-based MA ELT TESOL is ideal for graduates who want to teach English as a second or additional language, or work in the teaching education sector. Our English language teaching master's degree will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas. On MA TESOL you’ll study the most recent approaches to the curriculum, assessment and pedagogy (interactions between teachers, students, and the learning environment and tasks) and have the opportunity to pursue your interests.


Optional modules include: 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. For a full list of modules please visit: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/elttesol-studies-masters-ma#modules

Assessment method

Individual and group projects and presentations, through workshop activities, written assignments, and the dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band D, IELTS 6.5 overall score with at least 6.5 in Reading and Writing and at least 6.0 in Speaking and Listening.

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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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: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

ELT/TESOL Studies at University of Southampton - UCAS