MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two or three years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2021|
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.
Eligible students will also 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.
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- UK: part-time (two years)
- Overseas (including EU): full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
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.
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 2021/22
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
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).
A good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in English Language, TESOL or applied linguistics, and be able to demonstrate part-time or full-time classroom teaching experience 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
Applicants who hold a good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-language related subject need to demonstrate a minimum of one year's full-time classroom teaching or other TESOL-industry relevant experience.
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
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.
31 July 2021 for all international applicants. 19 August for home 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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