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TESOL and Intercultural Communication MSc

TESOL and Intercultural Communication MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Community Relations Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc TESOL and Intercultural Communication degree is designed for students intending to pursue a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It is also applicable to those who currently work in this field but wish to enhance professional knowledge and skills, and improve career prospects. This masters degree course addresses questions about the learning, teaching and use of English by speakers of other languages from an intercultural communication perspective. It draws on the expertise of educationalists, linguists, and literature/culture scholars.

Course options allow students to explore issues across these disciplines or to specialise in one area. Recognising that the place of English is evolving rapidly in an increasingly complex multilingual and multicultural world, we equip course graduates with the theoretical and practical skills to teach English to learners with a wide range of social, cultural and communicative goals. You'll gain a better understanding of language learning and language use in intercultural contexts. You will engage with key issues relating to language teaching and intercultural communication. You will have opportunities to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills for language-related careers in a linguistically diverse world. This is an interdisciplinary course combining insights from education, linguistics, and literature. You can take a mix of classes or focus more closely on one of these areas.

Students who successfully complete the course will be in a strong position to start or enhance careers as English language professionals, in their home countries or internationally. You may choose to work as an English language teacher, course designer or course director, with students ranging from young learners or high school students, to college or university students or adult learners. The course also offers a route into a research orientated career, with options to continue on Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy routes.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This is Semester 1 module. The class critically applies the linguistic analysis of discourse, conversation and other types of verbal behaviour, in the context of a theoretical understanding of the communication of meaning. We will look at languages in contact, the relation between language, culture and thought, and other theoretical and practical issues in the understanding of intercultural communication.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 degree or equivalent, but professional experience may be taken into account instead.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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