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University of St Andrews: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with English for Academic Purposes

Institution University of St Andrews View institution profile
Department International Education Institute
Telephone 01334 46 2255
Study type Taught


The TESOL MSc with a Specialism in English for Academic Purposes (Distance Learning) is designed to be useful to both experienced English language teachers as well as those considering a career in English language teaching. It is aimed at teachers with a particular interest in English for academic purposes.

You may choose to study for a PG Cert (60 credits), a PG Dip (120 credits) or the full MSc degree.

Highlights - The programme has two start dates (January and September), allowing for flexible part-time study while working. It also provides plenty of opportunities for you to interact with both on campus and other distance learning students.

  • Focus your studies in your particular area of interest, and gain a better theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to English for academic purposes.

  • You will have the option of completing a two-week residential course in St Andrews to give you the opportunity to be part of the St Andrews community and work on a one-to-one basis with our staff.

  • Join experienced practitioners and scholars in the English language teaching community, with opportunities to be involved in ongoing professional development events and the annual English for Academic Purposes (EAP) conference.

  • You will integrate theory and practice – discuss theoretical concepts and frameworks via online forums and webinars, and apply these through practical assessments and group work.


The University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. Year on year some of the worlds’ brightest and most promising students come to study with us, enriching their future and ours. Over six centuries of experience give us a deep understanding of what students want and need to succeed in today’s professional world and our graduates go on to help shape the world and are in high demand by employers due to the quality of the skills and education developed as a student with us. Whatever your ambitions may be St Andrews will help you …

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