International Academy

Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

MA Part-time Distance Learning 2 years

This two-year part-time course is delivered fully online via the University of Wolverhampton’s virtual learning environment Canvas.

This two-year part-time course is delivered fully online via the University of Wolverhampton’s virtual learning environment Canvas.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (2 years)
  • Campus Location Distance Learning
  • School International Academy

Why choose this course?

This two-year part-time course is delivered fully online via the University of Wolverhampton’s virtual learning environment Canvas. Students will complete six taught modules and a small-scale independent research project. The course is designed for graduates who have little or no English language teaching experience. For this reason, six hours of assessed teaching practice with real English language learners is included.

What happens on the course?

You will gain an understanding of the English language system and develop teaching skills and course and materials design skills. You will also apply your understanding of the English language system and your teaching, course and materials design skills in more specialised areas of TESOL, including English for Professional and Academic Purposes. The use of digital technologies in English language teaching and learning will also be explored.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Students build on each module as they progress through the course:

Year 1

7EG003 Language Awareness for English Language Teaching
7EG004 Theory and Practice of English Language Teaching
7EG005 English Language Course & Materials Design

Year 2
7EG006 Specialisms in English Language Teaching
7EG007 Digital Technologies in English language Teaching
7EG008 TESOL Research Skills
7EG009 Dissertation

The course will be delivered online via the University's virtual learning environment Canvas.

You will be guided and supported throughout the course by your tutors who will communicate with you in regular individual and group tutorials via Canvas.

You will gain a thorough understanding of English language teaching and learning which students can then apply in a variety of contexts.

The course will allow you to develop knowledge and practical, transferrable skills, enabling you to meet the most recent and relevant demands of the field of TESOL. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
International Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Students wishing to study on this course must have either:

    A 2ii, or equivalent, in a related discipline (e.g. English Language / Linguistics / Education)
    A 2i, or equivalent, in another discipline

Other Requirements: No teaching experience is required.

International students, and students whose first language is not English, would need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading, writing).

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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