University of Portsmouth
TESOL, Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) (2 Year) MA
University of Portsmouth

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Key Course Facts

Course Description


If you're a language graduate, a current ELT, EFL or TEFOL teacher, or the manager or director of a language school – our MA TESOL Leadership and Management Master's course will help you develop your career in a TESOL sector.

On this course, you'll learn about recent developments in the TESOL field, and improve your knowledge and understanding of leadership, management, language learning and teaching.

When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge to progress to management and leadership jobs in the sector, either in your own country or abroad, or the option to continue on to doctoral research in teaching, management and related fields.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn the relationship between theory and effective practice in language teaching

  • Get the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in the field of educational management

  • Understand the needs of students from different backgrounds and levels of education

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in TESOL management and leadership positions in both the private or public sectors.

What can you do with a TESOL, Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Language school management

  • Higher education institutions management

  • Teacher education

  • External assessment

  • PhD research

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment, through close industrial contact, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

You'll be assessed through coursework, which will generally take the form of essays.

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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A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of three months full-time, relevant, teaching experience. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


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 Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is located on the United Kingdom’s only island city, Portsmouth. This public university, which was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic, forms part of the University Alliance, an organisation whose aim is to promote growth and innovation in the UK by putting an emphasis on links with business and industry.

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