Career Options & Employability
As the demand for communication in English grows globally, so does the demand for English language teaching professionals. Students studying on the MA TESOL or MA Applied Language Studies/Applied Linguistics for TESOL will graduate with a range of prfessional skills which will enable them to find employment all over the world, as teachers and administrators with language schools, colleges of further education, universities or organisations such as the British Council. For those who join the programme with teaching experience, a Masters degree is often a way of securing a more senoir position within such institutions.
Whilst studying at Durham you may develop special interests in areas such as language testing, materials development, English for Specific Purposes (Business English, Medical English, English for Law etc.) and make your own contribution to the constantly developing EFL discipline.
Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre
The University's Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre provides a range of services to students and departments, its main function being to provide careers information, advice and guidance to students and graduates. The Careers Centre offers support to students who wish to research career ideas, develop skills for employment and apply for jobs and further study.
Some students may choose to progress onto PhD study after completing their Masters programme. This allows them to continue studying within their area of academic interest and further contribute to research in this field of study. Students graduating from the MA TESOL or MA Applied Language Studies for TESOL with appropriate proposals can pursue doctoral study in the School of Education at Durham University.
A top world 100 University
Durham ranked top 20 in the world by employers for the quality and demand of its graduates (2011 QS World University League Rankings). Click here for more information.