MSc TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)Direct Applicants

    Course Overview

    Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time
  • Plymouth Marjon University is one of the UK’s leading TESOL training providers. With more than three decades’ experience delivering master’s programmes to 35 cohorts of students in Plymouth, as well as in over 15 locations around the world, the University has trained a wide range of outstanding TESOL professionals.

    We have been involved in TESOL teaching, training curriculum renewal and quality assurance projects in nearly 50 countries, including Hungary, Mexico, Chile, Egypt, China, Malaysia and Vietnam.

    Our flexible and dynamic MSc TESOL is an enriching choice for those seeking the challenge of master’s-level study, informed and complemented by the experience of a teaching internship in one of our well-established partner schools. Please note that this course is not available in 2017 but is open for 2018 entry.

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1st Year

Modules include:

  • English Language Learning & Teaching
  • Analysing Language for TESOL
  • Language Assessment
  • Internship
  • Specialist options - Materials Design or Teacher Trainer Development or tutorial-led Guided Independent Study
  • Research Methods
  • Extended Study - Dissertation or Professional Portfolio


Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

The internship experience and engagement with cutting-edge academic input provide graduates of the MSc TESOL with opportunities to acquire a range of distinctive qualities attractive to employers across the globe. Graduates of previous programmes have found employment as TESOL teachers in schools, colleges and universities. Others have become teacher trainers, materials writers, education managers and test designers. A significant number have gone on to doctoral study (PhD, EdD).

ALUMNI OF MSc TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Current Students


Course Leader

This inspiring course builds on your prior training and experience to combine the best of practical skills development with rigorous academic study within a reflective approach. The course leader is Dr Katy Salisbury, supported by Michael Hall and Dr Steve Disney. Each possesses depth and breadth of experience in TESOL and related areas. Their research specialisms include testing and assessment, language and identity, materials development, English as a lingua franca, cognitive linguistics and ELT management.