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The University of Birmingham

TESOL Education

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Rank: 5 (UKEAS)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.birmingham.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

The MSc TESOL Education programme in the University of Birmingham provides a solid grounding in practical language teaching skills, and in language learning and teaching research. You will create bespoke teaching and learning materials, and you will have the option to observe teaching in a range of schools. You will also develop strong grounding in the latest cutting-edge developments in language learning and teaching.You will be supported in your studies to become a TESOL professional, a competent educational researcher, and an active member of the international academic and professional TESOL community.

  • Approach The programme has been designed for those who want to become language teachers but have little or no teaching experience. It takes a practical approach, and it links language teaching and education.
  • Environment The School of Education in the University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 50 for Education in the 2019 QS World Rankings. It hosts the MOSAIC Group for Research on Multilingualism.
  • Teaching and support Modules typically provide three contact hours a week for a semester. You will have a dedicated personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor.
  • Research All tutors are actively researching language learning or teaching. Teaching is research-led. You will be supported in running a research project on your chosen topic.
The MSc TESOL Education consists of three core modules and three optional modules. This programme can also be taken as a PGDip or PGCert. The PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma) consists of six modules without dissertation. The PGCert (Postgraduate Certificate) consists of three modules.

Requirements

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree is normally required. A degree in a related discipline is a strong advantage (e.g., English language, linguistics, language teaching, education). However, applicants with other degrees or with a 2:2 will also be considered on an individual basis. International students: We require an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band or other equivalent English language qualification. Students with conditional offers who do not meet our IELTS requirements may take one of our Presessional English courses. They will then be able to access our programme without retaking IELTS.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.5 in any band)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Birmingham, TESOL/TEFL .

About this university

International students

The International Students Advisory Service (ISAS) is available for all international students attending the university to provide support and advice across a number of areas. These include matters such as visas and immigration, living and working in the UK and workshops for students outside the classroom. They are also available to help with matters such as students bringing families with them and organising social events around the country to make the most of their time in Birmingham. The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is the students union of the university, which has its origins in the guild of undergraduates dating back to the 1870s. It supports some 180 clubs and societies across a range of subjects and interests from sports and arts to volunteering as well as representing students in various ways. The university ranks in the top five in the BUCS league of British universities.

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