Education Course (English for Speakers of Other Languages), M.A. in United Kingdom

University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL), University of Derby

Study in:United Kingdom
Deadline: 12 May 2019


The MA Education Course (English for Speakers of Other Languages) online degree at University of Derby is designed to meet the interests of both novice and experienced teachers of:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • those teaching international students and immigrant groups within Community, FE and HE (ESOL/ EAP/EGAP)
  • those involved in teaching non-native speakers of English within the private and state school sectors and work based contexts ( EFL/EAL/ESOL/ESP).

It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation, touching on such areas as applied linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL classroom methods, testing, cross-cultural considerations and English as a Global Language.

Program Structure


  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Independent Study
  • Masterly Academic Practices
  • Curriculum Challenges
  • Developing Leadership Capacity
  • Innovative 21st Century Learning
  • Language Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Measuring and Evaluating Learning
  • Principles of English Language Teaching
  • Quality, Leadership and Management

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • a good undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent level 6 qualification (Equivalent overseas qualifications which will be verified by NARIC)
  • be currently working within the education arena.


  • Level 5 teaching qualification plus evidence of five years’ teaching experience within an institution may be considered
  • be currently working within the education arena.


  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Detailed Program Facts

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