Master of Arts in TESOL

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Arts in TESOL is designed to meet professional development needs of those working or interested in a range of language teaching fields. It provides an advanced TESOL qualification for Australian and international English language practitioners who wish to work in the field of English language teaching and undertake research-based projects related to English language teaching and learning.

Designed for

English language practitioner wanting an initial TESOL qualification


160 credit points


  • Teaching English as a second language (initial teacher training qualification)
  • TESOL program management
  • TESOL curriculum development
  • TESOL and linguistics
  • TESOL and interpreting and translation
  • TESOL and adult and vocational education
  • TESOL and teaching ESL to senior secondary students

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor or postgraduate degree in any discipline

Study pathways

Students may exit with a graduate diploma or graduate certificate on completion of the relevant units. Graduates of a Bachelor in TESOL or Graduate Diploma in TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 50 percent advanced standing. Graduates of a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 25 percent Advanced standing.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $56,160 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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