University of East Anglia
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA
University of East Anglia

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Key Course Facts

Course Description


Learn to teach English to speakers of other languages at UEA, advance your career prospects internationally and help people all over the world unlock their potential and communicate across borders.

More than 1.5 billion people speak English around the world, and the number is likely to grow in the future years. With more and more people learning English, the demand for high-quality English language teaching is set to grow.

With this MA TESOL qualification from one of the UK’s leading universities, you'll be able to meet that professional demand. You’ll benefit your future students as well as kick start a career that could see you work anywhere in the world and in any number of different sectors.

About This Course

The careful design of this academic Master’s course will meet your specific needs as a current or future English language practitioner. You'll acquire in-depth expertise in your field and graduate ready to contribute to the teaching of English worldwide, for example, as a teacher, policy maker, or academic researcher.

Over one year of full-time study (or two years of part-time study), you'll develop your advanced teaching and learning skills and cultivate a breadth of knowledge about teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will also benefit from the depth of study that comes with this unique Master’s level programme.

You’ll study with top academics, who are active researchers and educators in the fields of TESOL, language education, applied linguistics and education. These highly experienced professionals have worked in a range of different countries and will share their pedagogical/research expertise with you.

During your MA TESOL, you’ll develop critical awareness of both current practice and research in English language teaching in the UK and internationally. You’ll also become an expert in matters of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics – essential for your later career. At the same time, you’ll build your academic and linguistic skills, including transferable skills such as independent study, critical thinking, and effective spoken and written communication in English.

One key feature of your time as an MA TESOL student at UEA is the ability to customize the curriculum to your own needs. For example, you’ll have the option to complete a dissertation, focusing on a research topic of your choice, or to add to your breadth of knowledge by taking additional taught modules.

Upon completion of the MA TESOL, you may also decide to pursue an additional qualification – a CELTA – with a local partner of ours. You’ll have the opportunity of starting it right after the MA TESOL, and you’ll benefit from a promotional rate.


Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Assessment is normally by summative essays submitted at the end of each module, though there will also be formative assessment during each module, often in the form of oral presentations. There may also be alternative forms of assessment included on occasions, such as poster presentations, reports, or annotated bibliographies. Those taking the dissertation route will submit a supervised dissertation to complete their studies.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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2:1 Honors degree or international equivalent in English Language, English Literature or a related English / Linguistics subject area. Second Language teaching experience is desirable but not essential.


Tuition Fees Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

EU £7850 year 1
England UK £7850 year 1
Northern Ireland £7850 year 1
Scotland £7850 year 1
Wales £7850 year 1
Channel Islands £7850 year 1
International £16400 year 1

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for
the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the
faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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