Study patterns: Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.   

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

MA Education: TESOL - standard rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Option A Module 
20 credits
Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits
Language Learning: Theory and Practice 
(7PE616)
20 credits
Year 2

Option A Module 
20 credits

Option B Module
20 credits
Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits 
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)

MA Education: TESOL - accelerated rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Option A Module 
20 credits

Option A Module 
20 credits

Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits

Option B Module
20 credits

Language Learning: Theory and Practice 
(7PE616)
20 credits

Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits

Year 2 Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

MA Education: TESOL - standard rate with January start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits
Language Learning: Theory and Practice 
(7PE616)
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits
Year 2

Option B Module
20 credits

Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits 
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)

MA Education: TESOL - accelerated rate with January start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits

Option B Module
20 credits

Language Learning: Theory and Practice 
(7PE616)
20 credits

Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits

Option A Module
20 credits

Option A Module
20 credits

Year 2 Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study 
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.   

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

MA Education: TESOL - standard rate with May start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Language Learning: Theory and Practice
(7PE616)
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits
Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits
Year 2 Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits
Option B Module
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614) 

MA Education: TESOL - accelerated rate with May start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Language Learning: Theory and Practice
(7PE616)
20 credits

Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits

Option A Module
20 credits
Principles of English Language Teaching
(7PE617)
20 credits

Option B Module
20 credits
Year 2 Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)