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MA - TESOL (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

This MA TESOL programme is aimed at developing an in-depth understanding of the links between research, theory and professional practice in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

The programme has been designed for English language teachers with varying levels of professional experience, including those with less than 2 years of experience and those with substantial experience of many years. Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers, material or curriculum developers and other professionals who work in the area of second/ foreign language education either in the state sector or in private language institutes at primary, secondary or tertiary levels.

Core Modules:

  • Foundations of TESOL Methodology (pre-experience) OR Innovations in TESOL Methodology (post-experience);
  • Sociolinguistics of English as a Global Language
  • SLA Insights into TESOL Practice
  • Spoken Interaction
  • Approaches to Written Discourse
  • Research Methods in TESOL
  • Professional Practice (pre-experience OR post-experience versions)
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

This programme has a large number of optional modules showcasing staff expertise and offering cutting edge input in a variety of sub-fields within TESOL. Students can choose flexibly from 20 CATS and 10 CATS optional modules allowing them to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Each programme is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In addition, inexperienced teachers will have the opportunity to conduct peer-teaching and use this experience to deepen theoretical and practical understanding. In all programmes, importance is placed on research-led teaching and developing students’ understanding of research principles and methods, as well as the ability to consider the relationship between research and practice. All students will have to take a module on research methodology, write a research proposal and complete a dissertation with the support of a supervisor.

The MA TESOL is organised on a modular basis and can be completed in full-time or part-time mode. Students taking the full-time mode must complete within one academic year, beginning in October. Part-time students can complete the work over several years, up to a maximum of four years.


Programmes within the department of Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2-4 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline 

English Language requirements

Band A (with 6.5 in writing)

Location of study

Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Part-time: (Part-time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.