Oxford Brookes University School of Education

Oxford Brookes University

Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL))

The programme accommodates both early career teachers seeking a grounding in the core disciplines of TESOL, and those with considerable experience hoping to consolidate or progress into specialist areas of expertise. In addition, for students who are early career or who have not studied beyond degree level for some years, Developing MA Literacies has been designed to support transition towards Master's-level teacher-researcher. It can be taken either as a fully assessed option, or as a support module to run alongside Master's studies.

Entry requirements

1st degree at 2.2 level or above. TESOL pathway students are required to show evidence of teaching experience of two years in any context, including summer language schools, one-to-one teaching, or teaching assistant roles. Teaching practice acquired through CELTA or DELTA qualifications can count towards this. In some cases, a shorter period of teaching experience can be negotiated where there has been significant TESOL content study. Intenational students whose 1st language is not English: IELTS with an overall grade of 6.5, and each of the 4 skills should have a minimum grade of 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory research modules:researching education, childhood and language; dissertation. 3 compulsory TESOL modules:language acquisition and development � principles and practice; descriptions of English. In addition TESOL students should choose 1 of the following: language teaching: learning and creativity; ELT changing methodologies. Optional TESOL modules (students can select one). a selection of the modules listed below will be offered each year: developing ma literacies; teaching English for specific purposes; English as an additional language (EAL); ELT materials development; comparative and international education.

Assessment methods

Assessments are supported by online question and answer discussions; presentations of work in progress with tutor and peer feedback; and/or formative tasks with detailed feedback.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,330 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 590 per Module (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 1,415 per Module (overseas fees) 24 months
MA Distance learning - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harcourt Hill Campus Oxford OX2 9AT South East
Distance Learning

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
01865 488617