Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

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

During this course students make an original and independent contribution to educational knowledge in the field determined by the topic of their research dissertation study. They, through dissertation, demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relevant literature, a high level of competence in appropriate research methods, and the ability to communicate their results and their implications. Students take 9 modules and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a primary degree (2.2 Honours or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Master's degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of these qualifications must be presented at the time of application. Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least 5 years' full-time professional experience in a field of work related to Education. Participants who have been accepted on to the EdD programme will be required to enrol and attend an induction session prior to their first module.
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

Modules include: Introduction to doctoral study in education; qualitative research: Methods, data and theory; quantitative research: Methods, data and theory; plus one other research module from: Experimental methods in educational research; narrative and arts-based research approaches; philosophical and ethical issues in education research; researching children and young people in educational settings; survey methods in education research; the professional as researcher; plus 2 TESOL modules: TESOL: Discourse and pedagogy; TESOL: Issues in language learning. Option modules may include: Assessment and testing: Concepts and issues; children's rights - research and practice; education in divided societies: Contribution to social cohesion; education special needs: Policy and partnerships for inclusion.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a number of assignments and the final, 40,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
EdD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,390 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
EdD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,390 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
EdD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,390 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
EdD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,390 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

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

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School of Education
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028 9097 5923