MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
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|
|Start date||September 2017|
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
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
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.
- 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
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
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.|
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.
We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised.
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REF 2014 results
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- 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.