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Durham University


Information for Prospective Students

The benefits I've gained from this one year of study are definitely more than I could ever possibly imagine. The first term courses were largely theoretical and did manage to lay a good foundation for the practical courses I took in term two. Now, without doubt, I can look into teaching and learning practices from a higher level and I also have found some solutions to the problems I encountered before.

This program is wonderful in many ways. The staff are very kind, friendly and supportive. They not only helped me with my academic life, but helped me to settle in Durham as well and I am very grateful for that. Their help is really beyond my expectations.

Lili Wang, MA Applied Language Studies for TESOL

Entry Routes

Each year DCAD prepares hundreds of students for life in their academic departments. If you are an international student, a mature learner returning to education, if you are thinking of changing academic field, or your qualifications do not allow direct entry, we can help.

MA Programmes

DCAD offers two taught postgraduate programmes that are designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

MA TESOL streams

Once You're Here

DCAD understands that support musn't stop once you reach University. We offer a range of approaches available to every student (undergraduate and postgraduate) to help you make the most of your time at Durham. Full information is available on the pages designed for Current Students but here is a quick summary: