The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. You will be supported, throughout, in considering the role of language in a global context and the associated benefits for citizens, nationally and internationally, as developing linguists; that is, how to enhance both your own prospects and those of your prospective students in a global context.
The course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and is aimed at those who intend to work as TESOL professionals, teaching English at home or abroad.
While on our MEd TESOL course you will study six modules and a dissertation. Core modules are:
You will also choose one of the modules below to complete the Certificate; and another of the modules below plus Research Methods and Theories of Second Language Acquisition modules to complete the Diploma:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
2 years full-time, part-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
You should hold an Undergraduate degree and either be a practising teacher of TESOL or intend to enter the profession.
Exceptions may be made if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.
£3,400 per year of study
£3,400 per year of study
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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