University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)

The course is ideal for practicing ELT/EFL/TESOL teachers who wish to continue their professional development and improve their career prospects. As well as thoroughly reviewing developments in the field, this flexible course allows students to develop their expertise in areas of personal interest.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of 3 months full-time, relevant, teaching experience. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and practice of applied linguistics; theory and practice of TESOL; dissertation. Optional modules: Using technology and corpora in learning, teaching and research; world Englishes; analysing, evaluating and writing material; independent learning.

Assessment methods

Most units are assessed through at least 2 pieces of coursework (typically essays), amounting to 6,000 words in total for the unit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299