Taught course

Applied Linguistics (TEFL)

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Language and Communication

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent, and a recognised TEFLT/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, for non-native speakers of English. International applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: English language requirements

Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

About the course

Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, if you are a practising or aspiring teacher of English this course offers you an advanced level professional qualification, with assessed teaching practice and the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research in a personal interest area.

Key features

  • This is one of the few courses which offers observed and assessed teaching practice
  • TEFL Q status (Q = fully qualified teacher status in British Council terms) for those with at least two years of experience
  • TEFLi status (i = initial teacher status in British Council terms).for those who start the course without teaching experience

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist to teach in countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private language schools but also to carry out research at a PhD level.

Areas of study include:

  • The language system and language teaching
  • The methodology of language teaching
  • Exploring research: concepts and methods
  • Teaching practice
  • Assessment and accreditation
  • L2 materials development
  • Issues in TEFL
  • Professional practice

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: Scholarships and bursaries

Qualification and course duration


full time
up to 15 months
part time
variable months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)1582 743500