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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a Specialism (MSc)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The TESOL MSc gives students the opportunity to integrate the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Students who have an interest in a particular field of TESOL can also choose one of five specialism to focus their studies on. Students who choose to study for a TESOL specialism degree follow a similar structure to the TESOL MSc degree and take modules that focus on their chosen specialism.

The five specialisms available are:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • English Medium Instruction
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Technology for Teaching

Course information

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a Specialism (MSc) degrees are one-year courses run by the International Education Institute. Each course is designed to be useful to both experienced English language teachers as well as those considering a career in English language teaching.

Teaching format

You will take a variety of taught modules over the first two semesters of the programme based on your chosen specialism. Modules are delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and out-of-class activities.

Each semester you will study four modules. Two modules are taught over the first five weeks of each semester, followed by a week to complete the related assessments, and then two further modules are taught over the last five weeks of each semester.

In these modules, you will integrate theory and practice by discussing and critiquing theoretical concepts and frameworks, and then applying them through a range of practical assessments. Assessments will include:

  • a variety of different types of written assignments
  • presentations
  • development of teaching plans
  • material development.


TESOL graduates are equipped with a range of skills and experiences which allow them to take on a variety of roles. The majority of TESOL students work within education, either as teachers or lecturers, as researchers, or as policymakers. Other graduates work in publishing, journalism and management.

Lecturers within the International Education Institute have a wealth of both teaching and leadership experience in TESOL, in a range of locations globally. They are active in using their international networks and experience to support and advise students on future career development. Current teaching staff have taught or held educational leadership roles in China, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

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  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

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