Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Applied Linguistics

1 Year
September 2024
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Building on your previous English language teaching experience, the MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics will allow you to move on to posts which demand more specialised subject knowledge and often more responsibility and interest.

Why study with us

  • You will be studying with other students who also already have teaching experience, allowing you to share experience, learn from each other and build a professional network.
  • You’ll work in small groups of British and international students, so you’ll really get to know each other and your tutors, allowing you to reach your potential.

What you'll do

  • You will take 7 modules and then write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, fully supported by a supervisor.
  • You will use your self-study time to read around the topics of each module to extend your knowledge and understanding.
  • You will develop your critical thinking and academic argumentation skills.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Josie Leonard
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Psychology and Humanities

Josie is the Course Leader for our MA TESOL course and teaches on our MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics and BA TESOL courses. She has worked here since 2012 as part of the TESOL team and enjoys teaching and training teachers from different contexts. She completed her Doctorate in Ed…

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Karen Smith
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Psychology and Humanities

As a highly experienced English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher and teacher-trainer, Karen teaches on the MA and BA TESOL programmes. She specialises in Research Methods and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects. Karen’s research interests include uneven languag…

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Tutor support has been very useful from day one until the end. I love the campus and the facilities, the library is one of my favourite places.
Christina Laporda
MA TESOL with Applied Linguistics

Future careers

TESOL with Applied Linguistics opens doors to those who want to teach, travel and work in different countries including the UK, Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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