MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Pre-Service

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MA in TESOL Pre-Service is an internationally recognised qualification in the field of English language education.

Programme key features

  • develops the professional competences essential to work in leadership positions within the field.
  • enables participants critically investigate aspects of own classroom practice in a supportive and developmental environment.
  • introduces participants to a wide range of academic and professional networks within the field of TESOL
  • Applicants do not need any prior experience of English language teaching.
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  • We are pleased to announce that we will be offering 4 competitive Scholarships this. year:

Careers & Employability

Graduates of the programme aim to apply for senior positions within TESOL – posts of responsibility such as Academic Directors, teacher trainers, materials designers, examiners, senior teachers, course designers and beyond. The international field of TESOL continues to expand and there are exciting opportunities for graduates with advanced qualifications.

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is suitable for those interested in becoming and ELT Professional. Applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an overall band of 7.0 in IELTS (with a 7.0 in listening and writing components) or equivalent.

  • Apply a critical reflection to a range of language teaching, learning and assessment approaches and adopt theory into practice.
  • Demonstrate an evidence based understanding of teaching, learning and assessment in TESOL.
  • Develop a practical approach to research planning and writing skills.
  • Develop advanced research skills in an area of expertise (language teaching or assessment).
  • Develop confidence and competence in engaging in and networking with the professional community via conference presentations and workshops.
  • Develop leadership competencies in teaching, curriculum design, assessment, management, teacher development or materials design.
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the English language and the classroom implications of teaching applied language skills.
  • Integrate a range of language teaching, learning and assessment technologies to enhance their students' learning experience.

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Pre-Service (Z378) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 9100
nonEU    fee per year - € 21520

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Applicants should hold an honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum second-class honours or
international equivalence.
Applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an overall band of 7.0 in IELTS (with no band less
than 6.5)

The following entry routes are available:

MA TESOL Pre-Service FT (Z378)
1 Years
Full Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised