Taught course

Applied Linguistics (TESOL)

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Performing Arts and English

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

A recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience are advantageous but not a requirement.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This Master’s offers an advanced-level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English as a foreign language, and is designed for both native speakers and non-native speakers with a high level of English.

Through the course, you focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning; the methodology and techniques of language teaching; and the appropriate development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You also explore current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest.

The course offers you professional training and development, and includes practical classroom experience on placement, with observed and assessed teaching practice. On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status, meaning you are fully qualified in British Council terms.

Why choose this course

  • Study at our Bedford campus, a small, thriving academic community where staff get to know you well and provide individual academic support
  • Access bespoke modern facilities for teacher training including our Teacher Education Centre with realistic mock classrooms
  • Develop excellent transferable skills in communication, literacy and research, in demand across a wide range of sectors
  • Learn from research-active academics who are experts in their field, many of whom have published widely in their respective areas
  • Explore your own research interests in applied linguistics and TESOL including second-language acquisition; materials development for language learning and teaching; language assessment and testing
  • Benefit from the expertise of our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), whose research is recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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