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Degree awarded
12 months FT, 27 Months PT and 3 Years Distance
Entry requirements

A good honours degree and a teaching qualification plus two years full-time relevant teaching experience .

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates or transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper
  • A personal statement (one side of A4 paper) detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • A CV outlining your work experience
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report; WAEC certificate

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2016; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Please note entry requirements are the same for each pathway so please only submit one application.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The course is designed for experienced teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (and this includes teachers of EFL, ESL, EAL, ESP, and so on) in whatever geographical context or type of institution they are working. Applications from both native- and non-native-English-speaking teachers are welcome.

This course enables experienced TESOL practitioners to further their careers with regard to: obtaining positions of seniority; undertaking new areas of professional activity; embed practice within a research dimension; contribute to the professional development of other teachers; and act in advisory capacities to teaching and associated agencies. It also aims to help you to develop advanced knowledge of TESOL-related research, theory, and areas of debate; understand more deeply your role as TESOL practitioner given the international currency of English and the developments in the educational environment afforded by technology access and global networking; develop advanced professional skills such as conducting needs analyses and evaluating, adapting and designing teaching and learning resources; develop academic literacy.

Enquiries regarding the programme can be sent to Juup Stelma (Programme Director) at


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
    International students (per annum): £7,750
  • MA (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £687.50 per 15 credit unit, £2,750 for the dissertation
    International students: £687.50 per 15 credit unit, £2,750 for the dissertation

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


The School of Environment, Education and Development Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2016 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information). Other bursaries and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. This information will be added to our funding page as it becomes available: . See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Linda Williams
+44 (0)161 275 2814
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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