M.A. On Campus

English Language Teaching TESOL

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) with this English Language Teaching TESOL MA course offered by the University of Southampton. You can apply for this course if you have experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and want to gain skills for leadership roles in ELT.


Course Details

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) give people all over the world the ability to communicate fluently in English. This English Language Teaching TESOL MA course offered by the University of Southampton will give you the tools you need to teach English effectively. Throughout the programme you'll study topics such as:

  • how to analyse language for ELT
  • current issues in language teaching methodology
  • critical appraisal of language teaching

This master’s degree in English Language Teaching is offered by our Centre for Applied Language Research.

Staff contributing to the programme are involved in:

  • direct teaching of EFL and other languages
  • research and development work in applied linguistics and language learning
  • sociolinguistics and cultural studies

This blend of theoretical expertise and ongoing practical experience is one of the distinguishing features of our programme.

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career as a language teacher, language teaching educator, or applied linguistics researcher.

Career Opportunities

Graduates move on to advanced and leadership positions in:

  • language teaching
  • language teacher education

These roles are based either in state and private schools, or education ministries and educational bodies at regional and state level.

A master’s degree will help you develop the skills employers look for, such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem solving, critical thinking and research analysis
  • working independently 
  • teamwork, relationship-building and cultural awareness 
  • using your initiative 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Language for ELT/TESOL
  • Critical Appraisal of Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Current Issues in Language Teaching Methodology
  • Assessment of Language Proficiency
  • Autonomy and Individualisation in Language Learning
  • Discourse Analysis
  • E-learning and English Language Teaching
  • English as a World Language
  • English as medium of instruction in global education

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 degree in one of the following subjects:

  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages

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.


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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English Language Teaching TESOL
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