|Duration||1 year full time|
|Campus||St Luke's Campus|
|Discipline||Education and Teacher Training|
- Aimed at qualified teachers and others who work in TESOL at either primary, secondary or tertiary levels in different educational contexts around the world
- We offer two routes - one for existing teaching practitioners seeking to develop their professional skills and one for those wanting to enter a career in language teaching
- You will benefit from small class sizes and working closely with our academic staff and your fellow students
- You’ll join a multicultural and multilingual environment with students from across the world such as China, Mexico, USA, South Korea, Japan and Thailand
- We offer the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by undertaking visits to local language schools in Exeter
100% of our Education research has internationally excellent impact*
Based on research impact rated 4* + 3* in REF 2021*
Top 125 in the world for Education
The Times Higher World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
Home to one of the largest Education libraries in the UK
For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in language- or education-related disciplines. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant teaching experience, we would welcome your application.
The MEd TESOL has international recognition and is seen as an important professional qualification worldwide to enable TESOL teachers to enhance their career prospects. At Exeter, depending on the modules taken, completion of the MEd TESOL can help you to move into new areas within TESOL such as teacher education and training, English for special purposes, materials development and the teaching of English to young learners.
The programme will:
- develop and extend your understanding of key aspects of linguistics and learning theory and their influence on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages
- enable you to make informed professional decisions regarding language teaching in the workplace and justify these to others
- enable you to select, adapt and design materials and activities for language teaching
- enable you to investigate and research aspects of TESOL in ways that will support continuing development and practice as a foreign language teaching professional
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 will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).
- If exiting the programme after completing 120 credits you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
UK fees per year
- £10,000 full-time
- £5,000 part-time
- £6,500 full-time
- £3,500 full-time
International fees per year
- £20,500 full-time
- £13,500 full-time
- £7,000 full-time
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* and Green Futures Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.
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.
In addition, depending on the modules taken, completing the MEd TESOL can help you move into new areas such as:
- teacher education and training
- English for special purposes
- materials development
- teaching English to young learners
Our MEd also offers excellent preparation for progression to PhD or professional doctorate (EdD).
We have a good track record of graduate employment, and employers visit the University when recruiting. The EF recruitment team have visited the University to talk to our TESOL students about teaching and learning English in Chinese private language organisations, and conducted on-campus interviews. We also regularly receive details of job opportunities from Turkish and Chinese universities who are looking for high-quality language teachers.
Careers support including skills training, internships, jobs vacancies, employment fairs and other events is available through the Career Zone.