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

12 months
16000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This rich and exciting Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics course from Manchester Metropolitan University blends research into recent developments in the industry with hands on opportunities to develop your practical skills and your employability.


Interactive sessions are delivered by industry experts and key researchers. They include lectures and student-centred learning methodology such as discussions, debates and role-play to stimulate learning and demonstrate modern TESOL practice.

Right now, there’s a demand for skilled communicators ready to work in culturally diverse environments. It’s a demand our graduates are equipped to meet. Study with us and you can follow in the footsteps of former students pursuing careers around the world in schools, language schools and university language centres as managers, teacher trainers and consultants – to name but a few.


The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics course from Manchester Metropolitan University provides a global opportunity for career development for new and experienced teachers alike. On completion of this course, you will be well-placed to become professionally involved in fields including:

  • Teaching English, or to become a teacher trainer
  • School manager
  • Educational adviser
  • Consultant
  • Materials developer
  • Exam writer

Graduates from the course are now working in a variety of educational settings including:

  • Language schools
  • Colleges
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Government organisations internationally. 

Others have undertaken further studies and training, which have included either a higher research degree or other teaching diplomas. This programme will also prepare students for further study at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching
  • Second Language Acquisition and Learning
  • Sound, Structure, Meaning: Describing Language
  • Assessing Second Language Learners
  • Course Design and Academic Management
  • Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programs, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in TESOL, Linguistics, English Language, English, Education or a related/compatible subject or combination of subjects. Candidates with a lower second-class degree or degrees from unrelated disciplines are however encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications. Some teaching experience is desirable, but not essential, provided applicants can show evidence of sustained interest in TESOL. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year
  • EU/International: £2667 per 30 credits studied per year

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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