Master of Education (MEd) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Programme structure

Total credits required: 180

The full-time, one year MEd TESOL in Education pathway is part of a coherent Masters programme, which gives you the opportunity to study another aspect of Education.

Compulsory modules for the TESOL specialism (120 credits)

Depending on your level of professional experience, you will take one of the following core modules.

Students with LESS than one year of teaching experience must take:

Students with MORE than one year of teaching experience will normally take:

The following modules are compulsory for all students:

Option modules (60 credits)

Students may select any combination of option modules (timetable permitting) up to the maximum of 60 credits.

You may choose a maximum of 30 credits from a specialism other than your chosen one and still receive an award that specifies your chosen specialism. If you choose to study more than 30 credits outside of your specialism then you will be awarded a Master of Education.

Technology, Creativity and Thinking:

Creative Arts:



The availability of all modules is subject to timetable, staffing and other constraints, including financial viability as determined by student recruitment and fees. Module availability is thus subject to permission from the Director of Education.

What is the difference between a Master of Education, a Postgraduate Diploma and a Postgraduate Certificate?

To gain an MEd you must complete 180 credits of specified modules.

However, you may exit the programme early before completing 180 credits and still receive an award. These alternative awards are:

  • If exiting the programme after completing 60 credits you wil be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).
  • If exiting the programme after completing 120 credits you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).