MEd/MSc TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

The following courses make up your programme’s curriculum, there are also details for students who may have opted for a part time masters. 

For more detail on course assessment and intended learning outcomes, you can view all course specifications via the course catalogue and matching the course to its code starting with EDUC.

I am studying the full-time MEd (180 credits over 12 months)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 3 optional courses, plus the Dissertation.

Students should initially only enrol on core courses.  Further information on options will be provided at the start of the academic session.

Semester 1

  • Descriptions of Language (EDUC5847)
  • Language Learning & Applications to the Classroom (EDUC5848)
  • Introduction to Educational & Social Research (EDUC5410) – Please do not self-enrol on this course. Enrolment on this course will be completed on your behalf.

Semester 2

Students should choose three options from the below list.  Please note, at least two of these must be TESOL-specific courses:

TESOL-specific courses

  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Advanced Educational Research (EDUC5405)
  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Semester 3

  • Dissertation (EDUC5900P)

I am studying the part-time MEd (180 credits over 2 years)

This programme consists of 3 core courses and 3 optional courses, plus the Dissertation.  Please see below for a suggested part-time structure.

Students should initially only enrol on core courses.  Further information on options will be provided at the start of the academic session.

Year 1 | Semester 1

  • Descriptions of Language (EDUC5847)
  • Language Learning & Applications to the Classroom (EDUC5848)

Year 1 | Semester 2

Students should choose one or two options from the below list.  Please note, at least two of the overall three options must be TESOL-specific courses:

TESOL-specific courses

  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Advanced Educational Research (EDUC5405)
  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Year 2 | Semester 1

  • Introduction to Educational & Social Research (EDUC5410) – Please do not self-enrol on this course. Enrolment on this course will be completed on your behalf.
  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Year 2 | Semester 2

Students should choose one or two (the number required will be dependant on the number of options completed in Year 1) options from the below list.  Please note, at least two of the overall three options must be TESOL-specific courses:

TESOL-specific courses

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Advanced Educational Research (EDUC5405)
  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Year 2 | Semester 3

  • Dissertation (EDUC5900P)

I am studying the full-time MSc (180 credits over 12 months)

This programme consists of 4 core courses and 2 optional courses, plus the Dissertation.

Students should initially only enrol on core courses.  Further information on options will be provided at the start of the academic session.

Semester 1

  • Descriptions of Language (EDUC5847)
  • Classroom Processes (EDUC5824)
  • Introduction to Educational & Social Research (EDUC5410) – Please do not self-enrol on this course. Enrolment on this course will be completed on your behalf.

Semester 2

  • Developing Professional Practice (EDUC5823)
  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Students should choose two options from the below list.  Please note, at least one of these must be a TESOL-specific course:

TESOL-specific courses

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Advanced Educational Research (EDUC5405)
  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Semester 3

  • Dissertation (EDUC5900P)

I am studying the part-time MSc (180 credits over 2 years)

This programme consists of 4 core courses and 2 optional courses, plus the Dissertation.

Students should initially only enrol on core courses.  Further information on options will be provided at the start of the academic session.

Year 1 | Semester 1

  • Descriptions of Language (EDUC5847)
  • Classroom Processes (EDUC5824)

Year 1 | Semester 2

  • Developing Professional Practice (EDUC5823)
  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Or

Students should choose one option from the below list.  Please note, at least one of the overall two options must be TESOL-specific courses:

TESOL-specific courses

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Year 2 | Semester 1

  • Introduction to Educational & Social Research (EDUC5410) – Please do not self-enrol on this course. Enrolment on this course will be completed on your behalf.
  • Developing Professional Practice (EDUC5823) – if not taken in Year 1

 

 

Year 2 | Semester 2

 

 

 

 

 

Students should choose one or two (the number required will be dependent on the number of options completed in Year 1) options from the below list.  Please note, at least one of the overall two options must be TESOL-specific courses:

TESOL-specific courses

  • Course Design and Practice (EDUC5845)
  • Language Proficiency, Assessment and Feedback (EDUC5849)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (LANGCTR5018)
  • Which English? (EDUC5846)

Non TESOL-specific courses (available at the discretion of the relevant School/Programme Leader)

  • Advanced Educational Research (EDUC5405)
  • Identities, Relationships & Behaviours (EDUC5290)
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion (EDUC5387) OR Education for All (EDUC51020)
  • Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126)
  • Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning & Teaching (ENGLANG5122)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social & Professional Life (ENGLANG5117)

Year 2 | Semester 3

  • Dissertation (EDUC5900P

FAQs

Why can I not enrol myself on any optional courses for this programme?

You will meet with the programme leaders at the beginning of the academic session to discuss the available options and to indicate your preference. Enrolment of your chosen optional courses will then be completed on your behalf.

Why can I not enrol myself on the core course, Introduction to Educational & Social Research?

This course is shared with other programmes of study within the School of Education and has a variety of teaching sessions running at different times.  We have set up specific sessions to fit with the MEd/MSc TESOL timetable.  You will be enrolled on these sessions by the programme administrator to prevent timetable clashes.

How can I access course materials on Moodle?

Students will only be able to access course materials on Moodle when they have completed academic and financial registration and have enrolled on courses.  

When will I receive my student card? 

Student cards will only be issued to students who are fully registered for session 2020-21. Student cards cannot be issued unless a suitable passport-style photograph has been uploaded to MyCampus as part of registration.

Further Support  

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Registration for the 2020/21 academic year  

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