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University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the theory and practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) with the ELT TESOL Studies MA course offered by the University of Southampton. You can apply for this course if you have recently graduated and are starting your career in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).


Course Details

This ELT TESOL Studies MA course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal for graduates who want to teach English as a second or additional language, or work in the teaching education sector.   

Our English language teaching master's degree will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas.  

On MA TESOL you’ll study the most recent approaches to the curriculum, assessment and pedagogy (interactions between teachers, students, and the learning environment and tasks) and have the opportunity to pursue your interests. Optional modules you can study include subjects like: 

  • learner autonomy 
  • English as an international language 

On this TESOL studies course you’ll explore the theory and practice of English language teaching. You’ll be prepared to challenge current practices and take an innovative approach to your future career as a leader in the field.    

Our graduates are employed across the world in all areas of the English language teaching profession. 

If you’re already teaching English through TESOL and want to advance your career, take a look at our MA English Language Teaching TESOL course.

Career Opportunities

  • You’ll be prepared to start your career as a English language teacher in state and private schools across the world.  
  • You can also work in Education Ministries or in the publishing industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Language for ELT/TESOL
  • Developing Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Principles of Communicative Language Teaching
  • Research Skills
  • Assessment of Language Proficiency
  • Autonomy and Individualisation in Language Learning
  • Discourse Analysis
  • E-learning and English Language Teaching
  • English as a World Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language or relevant subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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