Moray House School of Education and Sport

Our students

Our vibrant academic community is made up of top-class students with strong undergraduate degrees who come from many different parts of the world.

In the most recent cohort, students came from China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and Vietnam. As a result, our TESOL student community is diverse and vibrant, ensuring all students have a full and varied learning experience.

Astika Nurwidyawati, MSc TESOL 2019

Astika Nurwidyawati
'I chose this University because of its good reputation and it offered me the courses I need for my career. I also considered the city itself and found Edinburgh to be the most suitable place to live as it is so peaceful and beautiful.'

Jia-yuan Meng, MSc TESOL 2019

'The year I spent in completing the programme has brought me a lot of unforgettable experiences and memories. Those informative lectures, inspiring workshop discussions, practical microteaching, intensive literature reading and essay writing, all have helped to build up my confidence in my future teaching and research.'

Kirstyn Kedaitis, MSc TESOL 2018

Kirstyn Kedaitis
'The programme as a whole exceeded my expectations, and I feel like a better teacher because of it.'

Student Life

Our students benefit from the opportunity to research new ways of teaching English and even gain the opportunity to attend and present at international conferences.

It was such a great honour and amazing experience to be part of the University of Edinburgh. I now understand how to apply my knowledge of English curriculum design, as I will design the curriculum for the course I teach at university.

Afida Husniya (MSc TESOL 2015-16)Lecturer at Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang and English tutor at Balai Bahasa Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
Afida with friends
Afida (MSc TESOL 2015-16), pictured second from the right
Photo of student making presentation
Amalia Sari (MSc TESOL 2015-16) used her experiences of contributing to Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) to present a paper at the conference on Globalisation for Language Acquisition and Teacher Education in Fukuoka, Japan. She reported that “It was a wonderful experience".

I did the TESOL programme because I wanted to update my knowledge and advance my career. The University of Edinburgh TESOL programme offered many interesting courses. I was also deeply impressed by the many kind and outstanding tutors on the TESOL programme – they helped me to think professionally about my teaching career. As a graduate of the TESOL programme, I feel more competent and confident about my job. The programme taught me how to reflect on my class and to become a teacher-researcher who is conducting research to improve teaching methods and students’ outcomes.

Nayeon Kang (MSc TESOL 2010-11)South Korea

Social Events

Our students value the importance of enjoying time outside of study and are fortunate to be able to take advantage of social events which take place in the Moray House School of Education and Sport.

University Societies and the City

Our students also benefit from opportunities to meet new people through the University’s clubs and societies and enjoy experiencing Edinburgh as a city, regularly voted one of the best places to live in the world.

Edinburgh University Students' Association

City of Edinburgh