UNSW Australia

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Education (TESOL)


UNSW Sydney, NSW

Sydney, New South 2052


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education (TESOL)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Are you an English language teacher looking for professional development opportunities?

Master of Education (TESOL)
This professional development program is designed to provide educational professionals with a vocationally relevant qualification that combines theory and practice.

At the Master’s level you will study a cross disciplinary program in Education and Applied Linguistics, engaging with key issues and current debates in foreign and second language education in Australia and internationally. You will explore a range of social, cultural, political and pedagogical aspects of education and applied linguistics

Master of Education (TESOL)
Strand 1 For qualified teachers who require an accredited specialist qualification in TESOL, and have no prior studies in Linguistics or TESOL.
Strand 2 For qualified teachers who hold an accredited specialist qualification in TESOL and wish to update or extend their professional learning, with the option of progressing to higher degree studies.

If you are already a language teacher, your options after the MEd TESOL include:
•    teacher education and development,
•    language assessment and testing (such as becoming an IELTS examiner)
•    course design/ writing/ publishing,
•    language school management.


Depending on the combination of courses you study, the MEd TESOL allows you to teach in NEAS-accredited language centers in Australia and also makes you eligible to work as a Director of Studies in NEAS-accredited centers.

International Student Requirements:

The entry requirements for the Master of Education programs are a recognized Bachelor degree plus a pre-service teaching qualification.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

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