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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

University of Birmingham

Master
12 months
Duration
17910 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) programme offered by the University of Birmingham has been designed to be practical and you will have opportunities to create bespoke teaching and learning materials as well as visit British schools to observe classroom teaching. Some teaching experience is an advantage but not essential. 

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Overview

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) programme offered by the University of Birmingham  is aimed at individuals with knowledge and understanding of current debates relevant to the teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language. You will be supported in becoming a reflective TEFL practitioner, a competent educational researcher and an active member of the international academic and professional TEFL community. 

Careers

Our graduates typically find work as EFL teachers in schools and universities in countries around the world, return to their English teaching jobs in their home countries, are promoted to more senior roles within their teaching contexts, or pursue a research qualification (usually a PhD degree). 

Graduates from the MA Education TEFL are consistently successful in winning prestigious PhD scholarships and awards and present their MA TEFL work at international conferences and in publications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum Design in Global Contexts
  • Citizenship, Human Rights and the Environment
  • Personal and Professional Skills for Education Management
  • Leadership for School Improvement
  • Education as an International Issue
  • Curriculum and Approaches for Pupils with Autism

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
Lower Second Class (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a related discipline (English language, linguistics, language teaching, education, TESOL/TEFL, Translation) is normally required. 
  • However, applications from candidates with a 2:2 will also be considered on an individual basis. Prior teaching-related work experience will also be taken into account for applicants with a 2:2.   
  • A clearly demonstrated interest in TEFL is important and whilst some teaching experience is an advantage, it is not an essential requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home/EU

  • PGCert full-time £3,083
  • PGDip full-time £6,167
  • MA part-time £3,083

Overseas

  • PGCert full-time £5,970
  • PGDip full-time £11,940
  • MA part-time £5,970

Funding

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