School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

MA in TESOL with Translation Studies

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Translation studies

Full Time code: 882619

Part Time code: 882622


The MA in TESOL 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.

Gain Practical Teaching Experience

The MA TESOL at Hull is the only mainland UK MA course to include a practical teaching component as an integral part of the course. As such it allows students from a variety of different backgrounds, from novice to experienced classroom practitioners, to explore the role of a language teacher in the modern world. Feedback on this aspect has been overwhelmingly positive since it was introduced in 2012 and it has allowed the course to cement the connection between practice and theory that lie at the heart of the discipline. The staff who teach on the MA TESOL programme have extensive national and international teaching experience and undertake research into a variety of areas connected with language teaching and classroom studies.

Programme structure

Core modules:

  • Systems of the English Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches to English Language Teaching
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation research seminar series


Option Modules:

  • New Technologies and Language Teaching/Learning
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • EFL/ESOL Exams and Testing
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Legal, Medical and Technical Translation
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Translation for Stage and Screen
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Translation of Persuasive Text
  • Linguistics for Translators
  • Issues in Translation
  • Professional Translation Skills
  • Lexical approaches to language learning

Entry requirements

  • Your personal statement needs to show an awareness of what TESOL is and of the content of the TESOL degree at the University of Hull.
  • International students (language requirements)
    If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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Financing your postgraduate study

Thinking of doing a postgraduate degree at University of Hull? Already a postgraduate student but experiencing financial difficulties? A new and dedicated financial support service has been set up just for you!
International students doing a taught postgraduate degree in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at University of Hull are currently entitled to a bursary of £2000. But did you know that there are a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends available to help you access a postgraduate degree, whether you are an international applicant or a home/EU applicant, and whether you have completed your undergraduate degree at University of Hull or not. The University of Hull has set up a new financial support service for new and existing postgraduate students to help you better access information about the financial support that is available. Through a dedicated one-to-one support system, this new service will provide you with the tools, techniques and expertise you need to find and successfully compete for funding opportunities. To find out what sources of financial support are available and how you can access them, contact the university’s Postgraduate HE Finance Officer Dr Allison Neal at:
Graduates progressing from an undergraduate degree at University of Hull to a postgraduate taught masters degree within the University could be eligible for a discount on their tuition fees. Find further information on the loyalty scholarship for returning students here.

All International students on this programme will be entitled to a bursary of £2,000.

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