Shoosmith Language Lab

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

MA in TESOL with Translation Studies

Postgraduate - Taught MA

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time Part time
MA 1 year 2 years

About the course

The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with Translation Studies is designed for language graduates, ideally with either a teaching qualification or some teaching experience, who want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, but who are also interested in translation theories and practice.

Students have the opportunity to examine the theory, research and practical aspects of language teaching through observation, reflection and practice, as well as examining from a practical and theoretical perspective the nature and process of translation. There is also an opportunity to explore the use of translation technologies or focus on innovation in language learning and teaching.

The MA/Diploma in TESOL with Translation Studies is offered as a one-year full-time programme (course code 882619) and as a two-year part-time programme (course code 882622). The predominant mode of examination on this programme is by coursework and continuous assessment.

What you'll study

Core modules

  • Issues in Translation Studies

    Gain an overview of the main contemporary theories developed within translation studies and develop analytical, critical reflection and self-awareness skills. You will be exposed to a range of theoretical approaches to translation and will be invited to consider how these can illuminate translation by practice.

  • Language and Language Learning Theory

    Understanding what happens when we learn a language and why some people are better than others are questions that lie at the heart of TESOL. This module gives you an opportunity to see how others have tried to answer these questions, and experiment with ways that you can investigate them yourself.

  • Approaches to English Language Teaching

    Explore English language teaching at both a practical and theoretical level. You will be given the opportunity of experiencing and reflecting on teaching in a variety of settings, and putting into practice some of the ideas discussed on the module.

  • Dissertation Research Skills

  • Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

Optional modules

  • Testing and Language Learning

  • Systems of the English Language

    Explore the four systems of the English language : grammar, lexis, phonology and discourse. Develop your understanding of these systems as well as current ideas surrounding effective teaching.‚Äč

  • Lexical approaches to language learning 

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275
  • Home/EU (part-time): £810 (20 credits), £2,425 (60 credits), £3,640 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International:  £14,000

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We offer MA programmes in Translation Studies and TESOL – allowing you to focus on either discipline or combine them.

We are one of only 11 universities in the UK to be accredited with membership of the prestigious European Commission European Masters in Translation (EMT) network.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

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Our research cuts across traditional language-centred boundaries and covers a spectrum of topics including popular culture, sexuality, politics and applied linguistics.

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Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or appropriate experience in the professional environment.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

The MA in TESOL with Translation Studies enables you to become an independent, advanced professional leader equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical classroom experience needed to excel in research, programme leadership and teaching.

Our MA graduates leave Hull with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. The experience you gain in a real teaching environment is unique to Hull, so you’ll stand out against the competition in the job market.

The School engages in interdisciplinary research activities that often cut across traditional language-centred boundaries. Many of our students choose to progress on to PhD-level study and our TESOL specialists offer supervision in many areas, including the methodology of language teaching, online language learning and second language acquisition.