University of Bristol

Degree level: Postgraduate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Taught)

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Course summary

This flexible MSc has been developed for teachers and other TESOL professionals - such as educational administrators, inspectors, materials or curriculum developers, assessment specialists, and policymakers - as well as those planning to undertake doctoral study in TESOL or applied linguistics. The programme particularly values the professional experiences that participants bring. It provides a learning context in which you can reflect on your professional practice, the policies and diverse contextual factors that frame it, the theoretical frameworks that inform it, and the research that exists or could be conducted to substantiate or refute intuitive judgments. Eligible students will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised professional certificate (Cambridge English CELTA) in addition to MSc TESOL. The Cambridge CELTA course is delivered by an external provider and attracts an additional fee. Entry criteria apply.

Assessment method

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in English Language, TESOL or Applied Linguistics. Applicants must also demonstrate six months' classroom teaching experience or other TESOL-industry relevant experience. Applicants who hold an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-language related subject will also be considered, but need to demonstrate a minimum of one year's full-time (or part time equivalent) classroom teaching or other TESOL-industry relevant experience. Examples of the types of roles we consider relevant are: - Language curriculum developer - Language testers - ELT materials designers - Language teaching assistants - Researchers in a field relevant to TESOL. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Bristol - UCAS