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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language scheduled to begin in August 2022. This two-year programme (SLQF 10) covers the key areas of Structure of English, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Teaching Pedagogy, Testing and Assessment in ESL, Curriculum & Materials Development in ESL and Second Language Research Methods.

Who is this programme for?

Teachers of English or Teacher Educators who wish to upgrade their professional standing.

University lecturers seeking postgraduate qualification in TESL.

Anyone with a basic degree planning a career in English Language Teaching.

Entry Requirements

A four-year Bachelor’s degree in English or TESL (SLQF 6)


A three-year Bachelor’s degree with English as a subject (SLQF 5)


A Bachelor’s degree in English medium (SLQF 5 or 6)



Any other degree acceptable to the university senate (SLQF 5 or 6)

Note: Admission to the MA in TESL programme is limited and competitive. The selection to the programme will depend on candidates’ GPA (or letter grades) in the Bachelor’s Degree and their performance at a selection test conducted by the Department of English and Linguistics.

Duration (August 2022-2024) (Year 1: Taught programme; Year 2: Taught programme & Independent research)

2 years (Year 1: Taught programme; Year 2: Taught programme & Independent research)

Duration : 02 Years (August 2022-2024)

Mode of Delivery : Blended Learning

This programme involves both on-campus and online learning. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sessions may also be held on a few Sundays, when necessary.

Course fee: Rs. 190,000/- (Payable in two installments)

In addition, a library fee, an examination fee and registration fee should be payable at the time of registration.

First Installment: 140,000

Second Installment: 50,000

Application Closing Date: 30th June 2022