University of the West of Scotland

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The UWS programme in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  will equip you with relevant, practical teaching and English language skills as well as the confidence and citizenship skills that you will gain from developing language learnt in situ. The professional skills acquired and developed during this programme are highly regarded by employers globally.

About

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. You will be supported, throughout, in considering the role of language in a global context and the associated benefits for citizens, nationally and internationally, as developing linguists; that is, how to enhance both your own prospects and those of your prospective students in a global context.

The course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and is aimed at those who intend to work as TESOL professionals, teaching English at home or abroad.

Programme Structure

While on our MEd TESOL course you will study six modules and a dissertation. Core modules are:

  • Introduction to language Analysis
  • Theory and Practice of English Language Teaching
  • Research Methods
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

You will also choose one of the modules below to complete the Certificate; and another of the modules below plus Research Methods and Theories of Second Language Acquisition modules to complete the Diploma:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • English as a Global Language
  • ESOL: the Scottish Context
  • Intercultural Theory and Global Citizenship
  • Language, Identity and Power
  • Working with Young Learners

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 years full-time, part-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

You should hold an Undergraduate degree and either be a practising teacher of TESOL or intend to enter the profession.

Exceptions may be made if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

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