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English - TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages - Research

The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) TESOL, which is a combination of both taught and research elements, provides an alternative route to the PhD for mid-career and senior professionals in English Language education and related disciplines.

We offer a wide range of taught modules in the areas of research methods (four compulsory), TESOL (two compulsory), issues in education and professional development.

On successful completion of the programme you will have made an original and independent contribution to educational knowledge in a TESOL-related area. You will, through your dissertation, demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relevant literature, a high level of competence in appropriate research methods, and the ability to communicate your results and their implications.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Master's highlights

You can choose from a range of modules to meet your specific professional needs.

Career Development
•You will enhance your career prospects and depth of knowledge of English Language teaching.

Internationally Renowned Experts

•We undertake a wide range of research in the areas of TESOL and Applied Linguistics including young learners, parent-teacher communication, spoken corpora and academic English, spoken language and pragmatics in relation to second language acquisition

Student Experience

•We offer many opportunities for networking and sharing best practice with other education professionals and students in our Graduate School.

•Flexibility The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and is delivered via blended learning. The programme content is delivered in two and a half day blocks (usually Thursday-Saturday).

•Credit Transfer Applicants may be considered (at time of application) for credit transfer of master's programmes completed within the last 10 years (maximum of one module).

Entry requirements

Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil/MD/Professional Doctorates)

The normal minimum requirement for admission to a research degree programme is an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK or ROI Higher Education Provider or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Specific entrance requirements for individual programmes are available via the online Course Finder and we recommend that you also visit School webpages and contact potential supervisors to discuss your proposed research.

Factors taken into consideration by School selectors will include an assessment of an applicant's academic background and research proposal (if applicable). Relevant publications, professional research experience or other achievements by the applicant may also be considered.

Further information is available on Higher Doctorates and PhD by Published Works.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, evidence of an acceptable level of proficiency will be required. In addition, applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Further information is available on the UK Government website.

The evidence should be in the form of a Secure English Language Test (SELT), or another English language qualification acceptable to the University which examines all four elements of language learning – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS Academic and TOEFL internet based tests should be taken within the last two years. Further information is available here.

Details of the English language requirements for entry to each postgraduate taught and research programme can be found in the individual Course Finder pages.

If you have not yet obtained an acceptable English Language qualification at the required level before sending us your application, your formal offer for postgraduate admission will include an English language condition which you must satisfy before the start of your programme.

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English language courses designed specifically for international students.

International applicants

For more information please visit the international section of our website.

Applicants who require assistance with the application process should email the International Admissions team at intl.student@qub.ac.uk

Duration

3 years

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects

Introduction
Graduates have found this degree beneficial in developing their professional expertise and in gaining promotion in their current workplaces.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

People teaching you

Dr Caroline Linse 
Senior Lecturer
SSESW
Email: c.linse@qub.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Linse is currently conducting research in three areas: language assessment, parent connections related to TESOL and the use of authentic literature in second language learning classrooms.

Dr Katrina Lloyd 
Professional Doctorate Programme Director
SSESW

Dr Katrina Lloyd is interested in research which seeks to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, particularly in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing.

Application date

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University's website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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