You will usually need to have either: 

  • 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.

OR

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

You will be asked to provide a CV/Resume detailing your academic and work experience. The Admissions Tutor reserves the right to interview an individual to ascertain the relevance of their work and life experiences as an acceptable entry for the programme.

In addition, we recognise the following qualifications:

Full DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in TESOL) Modules 1, 2 and 3 are normally eligible for 60 credits at Level 7 against our MA Education.

English language qualifications

You will normally need one of the following English Language qualifications:

  • GCE O level English Language: Grade C
  • GCSE English: Grade C

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0*
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C.*

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0.  We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Other English Language qualifications may be accepted and you should provide full details of these with your application.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Current CV
  • Written reference supplied on headed paper from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Gov website

Study time

You can find out how much time you need for study here.