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Welcome to the MA TESOL!

Welcome to the MA TESOL and the Applied Language Centre!

For information on arrival to Ireland, please see the UCD Global page here. 

All classes will take place in the Applied Language Centre, which is on the first floor of the Daedalus building.

Click here to view a map of UCD Belfield campus. The building is open from 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday and from 8am-3pm on Fridays during term time (from 8am to 5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am to 3pm Friday outside of term).

Feel free to drop in anytime during those hours to chat to the team!


Learning materials and resources

Students are welcome to use our Self-Access library space for study or research anytime. We have a wide range of teacher training books available. Please email the TESOL administrator with the book title whenever you wish to borrow a book.

The UCD Library also provide a large range of supports for students.

Our academic staff are actively engaged in wide ranging research, you can find out more and contact the TESOL team anytime here.

Learning materials and tasks associated with the course are published on Brightspace. You are expected to engage with Brightspace several times weekly.

2022/23 Academic Dates

Autumn Trimester:

Teaching Term: Monday, 12 September – Friday, 2 December

Spring Trimester:

Teaching Term: Monday, 23 January – Friday, 10 March 

Study Period: Monday, 13 March – Sunday, 26 March 

Teaching Term: Monday, 27 March – Friday, 28 April 

Summer Trimester:

Monday, 22 May – Friday, 11 August 

Thesis submission deadline:  Friday 4 August 2023

MA TESOL Workshop Schedule

Autumn Trimester:

19 September 22: Teacher development with Chris Farrell

3 October 22: Materials development TBC

17 October 22: Being a DOS with Dermot McSharry

7 November 22: Running LTOs: Principles and practices with Peter Lahiff

21 November 22: Teaching vocabulary with Dr Nora Condon

Spring trimester:



Student supports

A campus as large as UCD can be overwhelming for some students, and it can often be difficult to find the right support for you. From health services to specific programme advisers, student welfare and support is at the heart of UCD. There are a number of support services available here.

You can also talk to your student advisor Eamonn by contacting eamonn.mchugh@ucd.ie

The UCD Student Advisory Service is a point of contact, support and referral for all UCD students throughout their studies. They offer students time and space to explore issues of concern to them. The Student Advisers can assist students in finding pathways to deal with personal, social and emotional issues and can advise of appropriate UCD policies, procedures and services.

UCD Applied Language Centre

Daedalus Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7900 | E: Please see our Contact Us page for details