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TESOL and Intercultural Communication MSc/PgDip/PgCert

TESOL and Intercultural Communication MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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

Why this course?

The MSc TESOL and Intercultural Communication degree is designed for those who intend to pursue a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It's also suitable for those who currently work in this field but wish to enhance professional knowledge and skills and improve career prospects.

The 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 enable you 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, you'll be equipped 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'll have the opportunity engage with key issues relating to language teaching and intercultural communication. and develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills for language-related careers in a linguistically diverse world.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


Methods of assessment include written assignments– essays and reflective journal – materials development, and presentations.


Graduates 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-20

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

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent; alternatively, relevant professional experience may be taken into account.