12 months
8100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Language teaching is most effective when supported by strong leadership. If you're looking to become a manager of TESOL practitioners (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), or to be promoted into higher-level roles in TESOL leadership, this Master's in TESOL Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) from te University of Portsmouth is exactly the course you need.

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You might be a language graduate, a current ELT, EFL or TESOL teacher, or already the manager or director of a language school. This course will give you the industry-specific business and management skills to become the most successful and confident TESOL leader you can be. 

With access to the entire course online, you can study full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years, enabling you to fit your studies around your work schedule and apply learning to your role in real time.

Careers this Master’s prepares you for

This Master's degree in TESOL Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) from the University of Portsmouth will develop your ability to lead and inspire teachers and practitioners in the industry and run successful TESOL organisations, such as language schools.

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in TESOL management and leadership positions in both the private or public sectors. You'll be ready to seek promotion to higher-level leadership roles in your current career as a TESOL practitioner or manager, to go on to study for a PhD, or to set up and lead your own business in the field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Management in TESOL
  • Theory and Practice of TESOL
  • Dissertation
  • Academic Enrichment Programme
  • Decision making in education
  • Education and development
  • Human resource management in education
  • Professional portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree in Languages, Linguistics or another relevant subject.
  • If you're applying as an international student with a non-UK degree, you’ll need to show you meet the UK entry requirements listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

UK, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man students: 

  • £4,050 per year (2 yrs)
  • £2,700 per year (3 yrs)

International students

  • £4,050 per year (2 yrs)
  • £2,700 per year (3 yrs)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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