MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two to three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This flexible programme has been developed for teachers and other TESOL professionals, such as educational administrators, inspectors, materials or curriculum developers, assessment specialists and policy makers, as well as those planning to undertake doctoral study in TESOL or applied linguistics.

The programme particularly values the professional experience that participants bring to the course. 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; the research that exists or could be conducted to substantiate or refute intuitive judgments.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£7,600
Overseas
£15,700

Part-time fees

UK/EU
£3,800

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Analysing Language for TESOL
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum in TESOL
  • Research Methods for TESOL
  • Second Language Learning

Optional units include

  • Globalisation and the Politics of English
  • Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Teaching and Assessing Fluency and Pronunciation

Dissertation

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent); and a minimum of one year's classroom teaching or other relevant experience (eg education directors, curriculum developers or combinations of teaching and research experience).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English we require proof of English proficiency of IELTS 7 overall, with all sub-tests of 6 or above or equivalent. Further details of our requirements can be found at http://www.bris.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/language-requirements/.

Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

We offer the academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges that you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
  • Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
  • High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
  • Highly employable throughout the world
  • Adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community

Read more about the careers of some of our graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 19% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4491 Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate School of Education
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1JA http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/masters/

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