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What will I learn?


MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a world-renowned qualification which will enable you to access reputable and high-paying teaching roles in many international contexts.

You will develop an in-depth theoretical knowledge of the English language, and develop your identity as a language educator, as well as practical and effective teaching skills.

Why us?

  • Gain experience of practical teaching and also receive a postgraduate degree
  • Work in any country where people want to learn English
  • Practise teaching skills in a supportive environment

Career ready

A TESOL qualification is an essential qualification for many overseas teaching jobs. Other career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, educational advisers, and educational inspectors.

You will find that possessing a Master's postgraduate degree will also support a career in other fields, as employers recognise the higher levels of research, analysis and communication that a postgraduate degree requires.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 18,574) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2021


Sir Tom Cowie Campus

St Peter's,


SR6 0DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Most courses require a 2:1 classification or equivalent from a USA bachelor's degree or a Canadian bachelor's degree in a subject related area. Specific grade requirements will vary depending on the course chosen. Applicants with professional and vocational experience will also be considered.

For international students

TWe 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.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • ONCAMPUS Sunderland