During the MSc TESOL programmes, you will integrate theory and practice. You will discuss theoretical concepts and frameworks in small groups and apply these through applied and practical assessments and peer teaching sessions.
The on-campus and distance learning students will usually study the same modules at the same point in the academic year, and interaction between the two cohorts will take place via structured online discussion activities and projects, giving you first-hand exposure to different TESOL contexts.
- On-campus students will take part in observations of teaching within the department, in local high schools and at undergraduate level to provide exposure to a variety of teaching contexts.
- As part of the Second Language Acquisition module, the on-campus students will engage in and reflect on a new language learning experience via the University’s evening language courses, to gain a 360-degree perspective on language teaching and learning.
- You will also have the opportunity to explore the use of technology in language teaching and assessment.
- As part of the Dissertation module, you will attend a one-week writer’s retreat to develop the skills required to write your dissertation.
For distance learning students, there are key elements designed to enhance your Master's experience.
- In addition to the September Semester 1 entry point for on-campus students, distance learning students can choose to start at the beginning of Semester 2. This allows maximum flexibility for students who may have significant commitments beyond their studies.
- There is an instalment based pricing plan to assist you with financing your studies.
- You will use interactive learning technologies to enhance your study experience.
- There is a bespoke two-week residential programme in July, which will give you the opportunity to be part of the St Andrews community and participate in the St Andrews experience.
- You will participate in a writers' retreat with fellow students and staff to develop the skills required to successfully complete a dissertation.
- There will also be input from the University's Careers Centre to enhance graduate employability. You will typically participate in the residential course the summer before you plan to write your dissertation.