Programme Specification for the 2013/4 academic year

MEd MED TESOL Intensive Summer Programme (Part-Time)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMEd MED TESOL Intensive Summer Programme (Part-Time) Programme codePTD3EDUEDU01
Study mode(s)Part Time
Academic year2013/4
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
Programme start date

07/2013

NQF Level7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

The University of Exeter is the only UK university to offer a face-to-face Summer Intensive MEd TESOL.*

The programme is aimed at teachers of all education levels hoping to further develop their TESOL training. A Masters in TESOL has international recognition and is seen as an important professional qualification worldwide to enable TESOL teachers to enhance their career prospects. In particular, it is often seen as an important entry qualification for educators who want to work at University level.

It is a three year programme. At the beginning of the first and second year you attend a one month intensive course during July in Exeter. Then you have the third year to write up your thesis which is based on a research study. 

The programme provides you with a theoretical overview of key aspects of TESOL; an introduction to educational research; and an understanding of how to conduct research in the field of TESOL. It also allows you to specialise inoptional modules of your choice and to enhance your opportunities for career progression.

The next Summer Intensive MEd TESOL programme will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 26 July 2013.

The application deadline is 17th May 2013.

Duration

This is a three year programme. At the beginning of the first and second year you are required to attend a one month intensive course during July in Exeter.

On-going academic support is available throughout the three-year programme

*Please note: If you are applying from overseas, you will only require a Student Visitor Visa. For more information, please visit our Visa supportsection of the website.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

You will typically undertake 75 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.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

Stage 1


Students typically undertake 75 credits of taught modules each summer and then complete assignments from home and submit these by spring of the following year. The dissertation is completed off campus within three years of the start of the programme. A different selection of modules is offered each summer.

Compulsory Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Language Learning (30)
  • Language Awareness for TESOL (30)
  • Preparing for TESOL Enquiry (15)
  • Dissertation module (30)
CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EFPM259 Preparing for TESOL Enquiry 15No
EFPM267 Language Awareness for TESOL 30No

Optional Modules

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EFPM835 Foreign Language Testing and Assessment 15No
EFPM309 New Technologies in Language Learning 15No
EFPM310 Developing Materials for TESOL 15No
EFPM269 Developing Language Teachers 15No
Total Credits for Stage 1

Stage 2


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EFPM259 Preparing for TESOL Enquiry (for second year participants only15No
EFPM266 Principles of Language Learning for TESOL 30No

Optional Modules

Optional Modules 

  • Developing an Appropriate Methodology (15 credits)
  • Teaching English to Young Learners (15 credits)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (15 credits)
  • Principles and Practice of Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design (15 credits)
CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EFPM834 Issues in Developing an Appropriate Methodology 30No
EFPM787 Teaching English to Young Learners 15No
EFPM833 Teaching English for Specific Purposes 15No
EFPM311 Principles & Practices of Curriculum Development & Syllabus Design 15No
Total Credits for Stage 2

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

The Dissertation can be started after the second summer school and must be completed before the end of your third year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EFPM241 MEd Dissertation 30No
Total Credits for Stage 3

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

MEd MED TESOL Intensive Summer Programme (Part-Time)

19. UCAS Code

C725

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision