Taught course

Applied Linguistics (TESOL)

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Performing Arts and English

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree and an overall IELTS score of 6.0, with no score lower than 6.0. A recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience are advantageous but not a requirement. Students with an IELTS score of less than 6.5 overall will need to complete an English language bridging course as part of their MA.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This course offers an advanced-level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English as a foreign language and has been designed for both native and non-native English speakers. Students have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest.

Key features

  • Study a distinctive course with assessed teaching practice enabling you, with the relevant teaching experience, to gain British Council ‘TEFL Q’ (qualified) status
  • Develop your understanding of how language systems can be taught, as well as theories of language teaching
  • Benefit from close links with our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA)
  • Explore practical issues relevant to your own professionaln working environment

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist to teach in the UK and in countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private language schools. You could also progress to further study at PhD level.

Areas of study may include:

  • Exploring research: concepts and methods
  • Issues in second language acquisition
  • Materials development for language teaching and learning
  • Observed and assessed teaching practice
  • The language system and language teaching
  • The methodology of language teaching

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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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