Education (TESOL)


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 12 months, Harcourt Hill Campus

Part time: Two / three years, dependent on your chosen trajectory – part-time on campus or distance learning.


Harcourt Hill


School of Education


Develop your English teaching – and build specialist knowledge to progress your career.

This course will take your English language teaching to the next level. You’ll master the pedagogical theory behind key teaching approaches. You’ll explore methodologies and master different techniques. You’ll examine:

  • what motivates learners
  • how we learn differently
  • language-learning as a discipline

You might scrutinise the differences between didactic and communicative teaching approaches. Or you might examine how language changes in different contexts.

You’ll build an expansive teaching toolkit. And you’ll be able to identify the right teaching methods – for any learner, in every situation. You’ll also be able to articulate the theory behind your approaches – to school leaders and parents. And your classes will become more creative and motivating – making a real difference to your students.

You’ll graduate with a recognised qualification that will help you meaningfully progress your career.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate that they have a first degree at 2.2 level or above.

TESOL pathway students are required to show evidence of teaching experience of two years in any context, including summer language schools, one-to-one teaching, or teaching assistant roles. Teaching practice acquired through CELTA or DELTA qualifications can count towards this. In some cases, a shorter period of teaching experience can be negotiated where there has been significant TESOL content study.