Durham University

Durham University

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)

The English Language Centre's MA TESOL programme offers excellent opportunities to develop careers in English language teaching for inexperienced teachers or for those starting out in the field. The programme is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (normally a UK 2.1 or equivalent) plus at least 2 years English language teaching experience.

Course modules

Core Modules:
Basic Research Methods (non-credit bearing),
Language for Teaching,
Language Teaching Methods and Practice,
Fundamentals in ELT.
Optional Modules:
Previous optional modules have included:

World Englishes,
English for Specific Purposes,
ELT Materials Development and Evaluation,
Discourse Texts and TESOL,
Language Teaching Methodology,
Advanced Research Methods,
Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives for Teachers,
Evaluation and Assessment,
Teaching Young Learners,
Pragmatics and the Language Classroom.
You can also choose to study an optional module offered to students across the University as one of your four optional modules:

Expert English,
Foreign Language.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
English Language Centre
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2236