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TESOL and Translation Studies - MA


Aston University School of Languages and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time October MA 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

About the course

The MA in TESOL and Translation Studies is for those who wish to pursue a career in TESOL and acquire additional expertise in translation theory and practice.

Check our scholarships page for information about postgraduate funding options. And did you know Aston graduates are eligible for a 20% discount on PG fees?

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree in English language, linguistics, translation studies or related discipline (eg. Linguistics, English, Literature). Must meet English language requirements plus another language equivalent to CEFR C1.


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Student Profile(s)

Natalia Kalenova

I liked the idea of teaching in practice, which helped a lot to gain confidence, learn new ways of teaching. In order to get a job it is important to show that you had 'teaching in practice'. I have been looking for jobs in the UK and abroad, and all schools ask the same question: 'Did you have observed teaching in practice?' I also liked the idea that Aston accepted me as a student even that my first degree was not in teaching. Many universities told me that I would not be able to study because I did not have BA in teaching. However, they were wrong, I had 3 years teaching experience and sometimes teaching experience is better than just a degree. I did well at Aston University, thanks to Nur. I really appreciate that Nur looked at my experience rather than just diplomas and gave me the chance to obtain MA from Aston University.

I am going to teach TESOL for a couple of years and then I would like to become a director of Studies. At the moment I am working as a TESOL teacher at Asylum and Refugee House. I would like to gain more experience in the UK and then travel the world. Having a Masters degree opens many doors!


Assem Baidildinova

One of the reasons why I chose the MA in Translation Studies at Aston is because the lecturers on the course are very well qualified. I was also impressed with the teaching process at Aston, where theory is backed up by practice. I really came to appreciate this when I started work after finishing the course. The knowledge acquired on this course can be applied in real life, in a real working environment.

At the moment, I am working as a teacher at the department of General Linguistics and Translation Theory of the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan. I teach and instruct translation studies students. I also do interpreting and translating from English into Kazakh and Russian, and vice versa. I can apply the knowledge acquired during my MA both in theory and in practice. My MA has also helped me to get promoted at work and to start to see myself as an expert in my field.'


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