Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

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

This degree is aimed at graduates who intend to follow a career in English Language Teaching (ELT) and teachers who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of teaching English language learners. The programme should enable participants to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to devise and teach effective English language courses, in addition to equipping students with the essential research and analytical skills to keep up with the rapid developments in the field. 1 of the key features of the programme is the emphasis on learning through interaction; much of the course is organised around class-based data as a means of fostering awareness of issues which are rooted in the classroom.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria, but have an academic qualification which the School deems acceptable and relevant to the course of study applied to, will be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate extensive (at least 5 years) professional experience in an education, training or other relevant context. This professional experience must have been acquired within the ten years preceding the date of application. Note: evidence of relevant teaching experience (minimum of 30 hours) is also required.International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Core modules: ELT and its contexts; language awareness for TESOL; language learning for TESOL; TESOL: principles and practices; research methods in education.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed via coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5923