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 or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

This flexible MSc 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, and the research that exists or could be conducted to substantiate or refute intuitive judgments.

This programme will be covered in our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,200
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,100
UK: part-time (three years)
£3,400
Overseas: full-time
£21,300

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

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 2022/23

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

Programme structure

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent in English Language, TESOL or Applied Linguisitcs. 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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:

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/.
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Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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

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Find out how to apply

Application deadline:

29 July 2022 for international applicants. 12 August 2022 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

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REF 2014 results

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

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

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