Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

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€ 499

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€ 99

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Realise your potential as an English Language Education specialist through our MA TESOL on campus. Develop your teaching to the next level and apply for teaching, lecturing and academic management posts in the UK and abroad.


MA Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) is a cutting edge programme designed to meet the needs of students who wish to be part of the largest global field of teacher education.

You will have hands-on experience practising your teaching and learn in-depth knowledge of contemporary theory and policy in TESOL, from a UK and world perspective.

Our MA TESOL has been successfully running for over 20 years and is highly valued in increasingly diverse and international communities and markets. It opens doors to a world of careers in education and beyond.

Why us?

  • Receive a postgraduate degree that is a blend of theory, practice and research connected to real world employment
  • Become impressively employable, work all over the world and be an educational leader
  • Join a fantastic Sunderland TESOL alumni network and make new, like-minded friends
  • Practise new teaching techniques, methods of planning and teaching to become a better teacher and curriculum designer
  • Benefit from over 20 years of TESOL teaching and be taught by experienced and research-active staff who understand and love working with a global mix of students
  • Be supported by our renowned student support system for academic and pastoral care

Course structure

You will be taught on campus via lectures, seminars and workshops, including some independent study time. The methods of assessment include traditional essays, teaching observations, oral presentations and your dissertation.

Assessments directly link to the module content and are designed to maximise your personal gain, including reflective practice.

Academic writing support is always on hand from the library support services, free EAP modules for international students and, of course, from your lecturers in TESOL.

Core modules:

  • TESOL: Principles and Practice (30 credits)
  • Linguistics for English Language Teaching (30 credits)
  • The Research Process (30 credits)
  • Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a TESOL-related topic of your choice (60 credits)

Optional modules (choose one):

  • Theories of Second Language Learning (30 credits)
  • Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching (30 credits)
  • Language, Discourse and Power (30 credits)



You’ll be taught on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s – a modern and vibrant campus with a riverside view.

The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s is nestled between the River Wear and the sea, just two minutes from the coast, and set in expansive green space on the banks of the river next to the historic St Peter’s Church. This provides a picturesque backdrop and a great location for travelling to the beach or the city centre.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold a second class honours degree however alternative qualifications and teaching experience can be taken into consideration.

We offer automatic exemption from the certificate phase if you have a full DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL certificate.

If you require proof of your English Language level, we accept an IELTS score of 6.5 with no skill less than 5.5 or an equivalent SELT. If you were educated in English for your degree, diploma or CELTA, this can also be considered.

Career ready

A TESOL qualification is highly desirable for many overseas and UK teaching posts. Career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, as well as teaching and support roles in schools, colleges and universities.

You will find that possessing a masters in TESOL will also support a career in other international fields, as employers recognise a higher level of research skill and intercultural competence that this degree provides.



26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA


Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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