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TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages MSc

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is for those interested in entering the field of TESOL. It provides a special emphasis on how theory relates to practice.


  • If you are new to the field of TESOL, this programme is for you. It will give you the opportunity to develop your professional understanding of English language teaching through investigation of the links between theory, practice and current research.
  • You will have opportunities to develop your confidence in teaching through linking theory to practice by observing lessons, planning tasks and micro-teaching to peers.
  • This interdisciplinary programme draws on the combined expertise of the School of Education and the long established English for Academic Study Unit (School of Modern Languages and Cultures). This enables us to embed our extensive professional and research experience in the areas of language teaching and research.
  • If you are already a professional in this field and are looking to advance your qualifications, you should consider the MEd TESOL.


Career opportunities include positions as an English language teacher, course designer, test designer, course director and teacher educator.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 11-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This compulsory core course of the MEd and MSc TESOL offers an overview of key approaches to describing language in context and considers how this is relevant to the language learning classroom. The course focuses on approaches to discourse analysis, descriptions of lexico-grammatical features and of aspects of phonolgy and phonetics.
Research Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in English, education, applied linguistics, translation, English literature, TESOL/TEFL (UG) or TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages). Modern foreign languages other than English are considered. Those with a degree in business English are not normally considered and should apply for the MSc Educational Studies.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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