University of Bristol


MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

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


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

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 7.0 overall minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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