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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

The MA TESOL is designed to help you develop professionally as an English language teacher in the global ELT context. It is suitable for whichever stage of career you find yourself. A flexible structure means that you can choose to follow your interests, whether they are digital resources, becoming a teacher trainer, or the development of materials and resources. Different pathways within TESOL will provide development opportunities for you whether you are an experienced language teacher or at the beginning your career – helping enhance your employability. On the course you will apply theory to practice through the experience of teaching, observation and reflection. All learning is supported by digital resources and a superb online library provision, as well as systematic support for academic writing and study skills. Our course tutors are extremely experienced in English language teaching, teacher education and the use of digital media for language teaching. You may be coming to the MA after completing our Diploma in TESOL. Graduates from this course (or any equivalent) will be offered credit to set against study for the MA TESOL, saving you time and money. Graduating with a TESOL MA from the University of Brighton will open up opportunities across the world in the field of English language teaching. Equipped with relevant research skills and advanced knowledge about secondary language learning, you will have all of the relevant training you need to begin your career. Our graduates have gone on to successful positions not only in second language teaching in schools and universities but also in educational management, educational marketing, teacher training, materials development and publishing, as well as further academic study.

Different course options

Full time | Falmer Campus | 1 year | FEB

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module is designed for aspiring English language teachers interested in deepening their understanding of the development of ELT practices and of the cultures of teaching associated with it in multiple contexts. There are opportunities to reflect on personal learning histories and to engage with issues relevant to working in international ELT contexts, such as prevailing methods, global materials, variables associated with teaching contexts, and cultures and identities. Assessment is through a portfolio containing reflection on learning, and a presentation on a materials project which is based on teaching and learning within a specific cultural context. This is a pathway one module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example English language, literature, education, foreign languages and media.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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