Master of Education (MEd) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (part-time) - Summer Intensive Course

Programme structure

During the programme you will develop your understanding of theoretical issues in language teaching and the implications of these for classroom practice.

There are three core modules:

Core modulesCredits
Principles of Language Learning for TESOL (EFPM266) 30
Language Awareness for TESOL (EFPM267) 30
Preparing for TESOL Inquiry and Dissertation (EFPM329) 60

Other modules are optional 

You will typically undertake 60 credits of taught modules each summer

You will return home to complete assignments for your summer modules and submit these by Spring of the following year.

With the guidance of a personal supervisor, you will typically complete your dissertation off campus within three years of the start of the programme.

You can also choose to leave the programme obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate when you gain 60 credits in one year.  You could also leave obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma when you have gained 120 credits but have not done the Masters dissertation.

We are offering a different menu of modules each summer. At the start of the programme you will receive individual guidance from a tutor to help select the modules which best suit your own professional needs and interests.

2017 Entry Programme Structure


Compulsory modules

Optional modules

1 (PT) 
3 - 28 July 2017

Language Awareness for TESOL - EFPM267 (30 credits)

2 (PT)
Summer School 2018
(Dates to be confirmed)

Principles of Language Learning - EFPM266 (30 credits)




3 (PT)

Compulsory module: Dissertation - EFPM329 (12,000 words) (60 credits)
The Dissertation can be started after the second summer school and must be completed before the end of your third year.


I was impressed to see that here was a course which matched my needs: face to face rather than screen tuition; almost full flexibility in the choice of modules; and attendance during the summer holidays so I did not need to take time off from teaching.

Helen Absalom, MEd TESOL
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