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

Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent. Please note that this programme is for experienced practitioners in TESOL so a minimum of three years full-time relevant teaching experience is required .

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 31st August 2015; later applications are considered at our discretion.

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.

There are three pathway specialisations, allowing you to graduate with one of the following degrees: MA TESOL (Teacher Education), MA TESOL (Educational Technology) and MA TESOL (Intercultural Education).

The MA TESOL aims to enable 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 participants to develop advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of TESOL-related research, theory, and areas of debate; understand more deeply their roles as TESOL practitioners given the international currency of English and the developments in the educational environment afforded by technology access and global networking; develop their advanced professional skills such as conducting needs analyses and evaluating, adapting and designing teaching and learning resources; develop their academic literacy so that can complete their MA course and thereafter undertake further academic studies; and develop their research competence so that they can complete their MA dissertation and thereafter undertake further research in both academic and professional settings.

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


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
    International students (per annum): £7,250
  • MA (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,667 per annum
    International students: £2,667 per annum

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.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Su Smith
+44 (0)161 275 0969
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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