MA TESOL / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent.
An initial qualification in teaching and a minimum of two years' full time English language teaching experience is also required.
When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
- How to apply
Applications for this course are very competitive. Due to the high demand we may not be able to offer places to all applicants who have the entry qualifications that we require. If you meet our entry requirements but we are unable to make you an offer you may be placed on a waiting list. Candidates on a waiting list will receive an offer only if places become available. Please note, the course may reach capacity before the official closing date of 31st of August, so all students are advised to apply as soon as possible.
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- We're ranked in the top ten universities in the UK for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
- Further your training in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
- Follow a specialist pathway in intercultural education, teacher education, educational technology, or materials and course design.
- Help develop the educational environment at both national and international levels.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £10,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000
UK students (per annum): £5,250
International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship for entry 2022. For more information, please see our scholarship webpage.
Also, the Manchester Institute of Education offers a Master’s bursary available to those studying in the department. Find out more information by visiting this webpage.
In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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