Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University of Sunderland - UCAS

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Course summary

Realise your potential as an English Language Education specialist through our MA TESOL on campus. Develop your teaching to the next level and apply for teaching, lecturing and academic management posts in the UK and abroad. MA Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) is a cutting edge programme designed to meet the needs of students who wish to be part of the largest global field of teacher education. You will have hands-on experience practising your teaching and learn in-depth knowledge of contemporary theory and policy in TESOL, from a UK and world perspective. Our MA TESOL has been successfully running for over 20 years and is highly valued in increasingly diverse and international communities and markets. It opens doors to a world of careers in education and beyond.


Core modules: TESOL: Principles and Practice (30 credits) Linguistics for English Language Teaching (30 credits), The Research Process (30 credits), Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a TESOL-related topic of your choice. (60 credits) Optional modules (choose one): Theories of Second Language Learning (30 credits), Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching (30 credits), Language, Discourse and Power (30 credits)

Assessment method

You will be taught via lectures, seminars, practical tasks and by independent learning. Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, practical teaching, oral and written presentations, and your dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. You should also have excellent English language skills. If your first language isn’t English, you must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, and all elements must be 5.5 or higher.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University of Sunderland - UCAS