What will I learn?

The Master of Arts (TESOL) provides graduates with a professional qualification for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course has 11 subjects (the Research component is a double weighted subject) comprising of 7 core subjects and 4 electives, studied over 3 trimesters. King’s Own Institute works closely with other language teaching providers in Sydney to organise practicum placements, access current industry trends, resources and expertise in teaching methodology, and to identify resources and trends in the field.

The Master of Arts (TESOL) equips you with an internationally valued skill set, enabling you to communicate and exchange ideas with people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and to learn more about other cultures and languages.

Possible Career Paths

Graduates of the Master of Arts (TESOL) may find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. These include opportunities at TAFE or technical colleges, university language centres, private language schools and language teaching institutions for migrants.

Career choices for graduates with the Master of Arts (TESOL) include Academic advising, Government advising, Program directing, Academic Manager, Translating, Text book/journal writing or Business English instructing.

Pathways to Further Studies

Graduates of the Master of Arts (TESOL) are eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas such as another Master degree or a PhD.



Study options

Full Time (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$24,750.00 (US$ 17,895) per year
Trimester fee: AUD $8,250; Administrative fee: AUD $250
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

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Start date

Expected November 2021


King’s Own Institute (KOI)

Market Street Campus,

Level 1, 31 Market Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7) or overseas equivalent. IELTS - Minimum overall of score 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (Internet Based Test) - Listening – 19, Speaking – 19, Reading – 18, Writing – 23, Overall – 80, PTE - Minimum overall score of 58 with no band less than 50, CAE - Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.

For international students

Students must have Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7) or overseas equivalent.

18 years of age minimum

IELTS (ACADEMIC only; GENERAL not accepted): Minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5

TOEFL (Internet Based Test): Minimum overall score of 94 with no band less than: Listening – 23, Speaking – 22, Reading – 23, Writing – 26

PTE: Minimum overall score of 65 with no band less than 58

CAE: Minimum overall score of 185 with no band less than 176

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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