University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This programme is intended for those interested in a career in English language teaching and for teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional standing; it is most suitable for those whose interests lie mainly in classroom practice.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; accreditation of prior learning (APL) may also be accepted; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the university to discuss their application; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to language; syllabus and materials design; 2nd language teaching and learning; research methods in applied linguistics; 2 options from a wide range covering related topics. Distance learning course: core modules: Language teaching methodology and classroom research and research methods; 2nd language acquisition and pedagogic grammar; lexis and syllabus and materials; classroom and spoken discourse and written discourse; ELT management and sociolinguistics; 1 optional module on a related topic. Students can also choose 3 optional modules from a range which include the following: Business English; Computer Assisted Language Learning; Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning; Corpus Linguistics; English as a Global Language; English for Specific/Academic Purposes; Genre Analysis; Intercultural Communication; Language and Literature; Language and New Media; Language and Politics; Management of Innovation;
Media Literacy; Teacher Training; Teaching Young Learners.

Assessment methods

15000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (International) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (EU) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Scotland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (England) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Wales) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (International) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Scotland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (Wales) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (EU) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 970 per Module (England) 30 months
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time April 2017 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time April 2017 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time April 2017 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time April 2017 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time April 2017 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (Scotland) 30 months
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (Wales) 30 months
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (EU) 30 months
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (England) 30 months
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (International) 30 months
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 970 per Module (Northern Ireland) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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