With a strong foundation in teaching and research, our students are employed worldwide in all areas of the English language teaching profession.
Examples roles include, but are not limited to:
- training other TESOL teachers
- management of TESOL education
- teaching English at primary, secondary or tertiary level
- teaching English in specialised fields (e.g. Business English)
- designing TESOL curricula, materials and policies
Representatives from international teacher recruitment agencies visit our campus every year to talk to our students and conduct on-campus recruitment interviews with shortlisted candidates for TESOL-related posts.
Some of our students also stay with us longer in order to pursue a higher research degree in the areas of TESOL, Language Education and Applied Linguistics.
I am now working as a teacher and materials-writer in Mongolia, while also planning a research paper for the near future. Even though I had a lot of teaching experience before I took the MSc TESOL, the course was hugely beneficial to me because it connected the practical experience I'd had with language-teaching theory and enabled me to understand my profession comprehensively. As such, I am now able to carry out academic research and take on senior roles in the TESOL sector with confidence, and this is thanks to the high quality of education which I received at the University of Edinburgh.
The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources. A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.