What will I learn?

This TESOL course will support you in developing the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes, and values necessary to enhance your professional practice in an education role, whether you are new to teaching or an experienced teacher. We have a range of expertise and experience available to you, including innovative teaching approaches, leadership, research, inclusion, and international education.

You will have opportunities to develop your professional knowledge of English language teaching within a global context, with particular emphasis on the links between language theory, practice, and research. You will also gain the skills and confidence to teach English as a second language through observations, lesson planning, and micro-teaching. A key part of this course is your dissertation, where you will build up your research skills in order to apply them to a TESOL-related issue. You will explore and examine these educational issues to develop new ways of thinking and understanding, to inform your future career.


This course will provide you with an internationally recognised Master’s degree to teach English to speakers of other languages, however, it will not provide you with a teaching qualification. This course will enhance your career and educational prospects across a variety of professions including:

  • English language teacher
  • teacher educator
  • government policy departments
  • continuation to a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Education
  • leadership roles in TESOL.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Social Work

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,950.00 (US$ 25,266) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022


Dundee City Campus

University of Dundee,


DD1 4HN, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a minimum GPA score of 3.0 will be considered for Master’s level study on most programmes. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for International curriculum will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in writing and 6.0/5.5 in the other three components.

For international students

You'll need to be a graduate or be able to provide evidence that you can work at postgraduate level. You also need to have experience of working in educational settings however you do not have to be currently employed in an educational setting. IELTS Overall 6.5 including Listening 5.5, Reading, 5.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0. The TOEFL score would be Overall:88; writing:23, Listening:21, Reading:20 and Speaking:20.

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


About University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is top in Scotland for the proportion of graduates entering high skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).

  • Top 20 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 76 per cent of research conducted rated world leading
  • 17,000 students from over 140 different countries

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