Moray House School of Education and Sport

Career opportunities

With a strong foundation in teaching and research, our students are employed worldwide in all areas of the English language teaching profession.

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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.

James Scholl (MSc TESOL 2014-15)
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MSc TESOL Graduate, James Scholl

Careers Service

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.  

Suzanne Agnew

Careers Consultant, Moray House

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