MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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.
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).
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.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £11,030 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £5,515 per year
- UK: part-time (three years)
- £3,677 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £25,200 per year
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.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
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 you to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your 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.
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