A good UK Honours Degree (minimum 2:1) in English / related discipline or overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
Our MA in TESOL is designed for those who would like to obtain a substantial postgraduate qualification in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
We held a lively and informative WebChat about TESOL, with course director Dr Muna Morris-Adams answering applicants' questions. You can read a transcript of the conversation here.
Duration: Full-time: 12 months. Part-time: 2-3 years Start date(s): October Distance learning available: No Entry requirements: A good UK Honours Degree (minimum 2:1) in English or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. Fees for 2018/19: UK/ EU: £6,500 Non-EU: £14,400 Part-time students pay a pro-rata version of full-time fees.
Application: We recommend that overseas students apply before the end of June due to visa requirements as these can take a few weeks to process.
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Sample module options
The following module descriptions are indications only - the modules on offer and the content of the modules is subject to change.
Choose two modules as options from:
All assessment is by written assignment, except for Teaching in Practice where assessment involves a series of teaching practice sessions and a short oral presentation on an area of interest within your own classroom practice, experienced during the Teaching in Practice module.
The taught element of the course is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation in a student’s particular area of interest.
Dr Muna Morris-Adams
PhD Applied Linguistics, Aston University; MSc TESOL, Aston University; Diploma TEFLA (Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults), Edinburgh University; BSc Social Science, Birmingham University
''The MA in TESOL Studies is unique as it enables you to put theory into practice through real classroom experience. It provides a multi-cultural learning environment.''