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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The TESOL specialisation of the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies explores a range of issues relating to language teaching and learning, applied linguistics and sociocultural contexts of education.

It also develops themes relating to the practical issued of language teaching and learning in a second foreign language context, and investigates the theoretical basis of these issues in the light of recent research developments.  

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL) you must complete 6 units of study (36 credit points), including:

  • a minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) of core units; and
  • a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units; plus
  • a maximum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of postgraduate Education units which can be chosen from any designation within the Master of Education program.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Education.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either a postgraduate English language teaching qualification or at least two yearsfull-time English language teaching experience; or
  • a bachelor's degree in English language teaching or equivalent qualification and at least one year's full-time English language teaching experience.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies has been designed to further the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to further their careers as teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice.

Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Education (TESOL).

Domestic students

International students

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