TESOL and Intercultural Communication

University of Strathclyde


The MSc TESOL and Intercultural Communication degree is designed for students intending to pursue a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It is also applicable to those who currently work in this field but wish to enhance professional knowledge and skills, and improve career prospects.

This masters degree course addresses questions about the learning, teaching and use of English by speakers of other languages from an intercultural communication perspective. It draws on the expertise of educationalists, linguists, and literature/culture scholars.

Course options allow students to explore issues across these disciplines or to specialise in one area. Recognising that the place of English is evolving rapidly in an increasingly complex multilingual and multicultural world, we equip course graduates with the theoretical and practical skills to teach English to learners with a wide range of social, cultural and communicative goals.

You can exit at the end of 4 months with PgCert TESOL and Intercultural Communication

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip TESOL and Intercultural Communication.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent, but professional experience may be taken into account instead.

Start Date

January, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other