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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University offers a second dissertation stage with an individual tutor.

What can I do next?

With an MA TESOL, your career prospects are enhanced, with paths into 

  • primary, secondary or tertiary school management abroad
  • senior, advisory, management and leadership positions, e.g. as Directors of Studies or Academic Directors in local and national English language schools
  • work with Departments of Ministries of Education, such as curriculum and syllabus design, materials writing and assessment
  • ELT publishing
  • teacher training
  • testing and writing for examination boards
  • academic research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • ELT Fundamentals (‘non-experience’ route)
  • ELT Methodology and Classroom Investigation
  • Language Systems and Appropriate Pedagogy
  • Second Language Learning
  • Course Design and Assessment
  • Teaching Practice or Practical Project
  • Research Methods in TESOL

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a relevant Bachelor's degree at 2:2 or above.
  • In addition, for the 'non- experience' route you will need proven language learning ability; for the 'experience' route you will need at least one year's classroom teaching experience.
  • For both routes, if your mother tongue is not English we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with 6.0 minimum in each paper – or, if your English is not quite at this level, our Pre-sessional programme is available to bring your English up to the level you need.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • PG Diploma £3,425 (part time)
  • MA, continuation from PG Diploma £4,275 (part time)

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 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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