University of Edinburgh
College of Humanities and Social Science
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL
Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, this dynamic programme’s challenging combination of theory and practice will provide you with the essential language teaching skills you need to teach English to speakers of other languages.
Designed primarily for EFL, ESL and TESOL teachers, teacher trainers, head teachers and materials/curriculum/policy designers, it allows you to upgrade your knowledge of language, methodology and curriculum design, and shows you how to focus on the needs of the learner.
You will learn to design, implement and evaluate substantial research or development tasks, and adapt your planning and teaching approaches to changing contexts and circumstances. You will graduate with greater professional knowledge and enhanced confidence in your ability to teach
the English language to any student.
This qualification can lead to a variety of roles in the TESOL field such as:
· training other TESOL teachers
· management of TESOL education
· combining TESOL with business, information and communication
· technology (ICT)
· TESOL for Young Learners.
Recent graduates are now employed in TESOL roles worldwide, including China, Japan, Saudi Arabia,
Thailand and across the EU. The MSc is also a good introduction to an advanced research degree. You will develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
WHY STUDY WITH US?
· Our reputation for excellence
The University’s Moray House of School of Education has been making a major contribution to the field of education for almost 200 years. We’re a centre of excellence for educational research, ranked first in Scotland and in the top five universities in the UK (REF 2014). As a university we’re also ranked 14th in the world for Arts & Humanities (THE World University Rankings 2016-17).
· Our diverse and welcoming community
We have a vibrant, international and interactive graduate community. You’ll have access to excellent library facilities, to dedicated postgraduate study spaces and common areas, and to regular Graduate School seminars and events.
· Our inspiring destination
Your first-class education will take place in one of Europe’s most striking capital cities. Regularly voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world, Edinburgh has a great social and diverse cultural life, a busy sporting calendar and a rich history.
Accreditation:The University of Edinburgh
Eligibility Requirements:A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. If your first language is not English, you will also be required to meet English Language requirements.
International Student Requirements:If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, and you will come to the UK to study for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. You will also need to apply for a Tier 4 visa if you wish to do a work placement as part of your studies, or look for a part time job.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City