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.
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 2015/16*: UK/ EU: £5,250Non-EU: £13,500 *These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated. 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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The following module descriptions are indications only - the modules on offer and the content of the modules is subject to change.
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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.
PhD (Applied Linguistics); MSc (Teaching English), both Aston University; RSA DOTE (Diploma for Overseas of English); BA (English Language & Literature), Hacettepe 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.''
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MA TESOL Studies
I was attracted to the MA in TESOL Studies at Aston because of the ‘Teaching in Practice’ module, which helped me to gain confidence and to learn new ways of teaching. In order to get a job it is essential that you have experienced teaching at a variety of levels. I'm currently working as a TESOL teacher at an Asylum and Refugee House.
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Nur has been working at Aston since 1994, managing, developing, and teaching on a range of programmes including EAP, communication skills, and teacher education programmes both on-campus and distance learning.
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