Detailed entry requirements
If an applicant has a first degree that includes a focus on language teaching theory and methodology or has successfully completed a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course, the experience required will be reduced to a minimum of two months’ full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience).
The teaching experience calculation should not include a teaching practicum taken as part of a course. Applicants should show how hours for part-time English teaching experience have been calculated. Applicants who have online teaching experience will need to show how their hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers (to be submitted at the time of application).
The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over two years part-time plus an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
Online course materials and support
Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience. They allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on, when and at what pace. You'll be part of an online community contributing to weekly discussion activities which will help you stay motivated.
To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes. Please note, if you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following dates:
|Start date||Application deadline|
|11 February 2019
||21 January 2019
|2 September 2019
||5 August 2019
|10 February 2020
||21 January 2020
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption from some of the credit requirements of the course.