Taught course

Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Bristol · Graduate School of Education

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university (or equivalent); a minimum of one year's classroom teaching, or other relevant and related experience (eg education directors, curriculum developers or combinations of teaching and research experience).

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible programme has been developed for teachers and other TESOL professionals (e.g. inspectors, curriculum developers) and for those planning to undertake doctoral study in TESOL/Applied Linguistics. The programme is part of the Graduate School of Education provision in the TESOL/Applied Linguistics field, which also includes an EdD Pathway, and an MPhil/PhD programme.

The programme particularly values the professional experience that participants bring to the course and it provides a learning context where you can reflect on:

  • your professional practice;
  • the policies and diverse contextual factors which frame it;
  • the theoretical frameworks which inform it.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Analysing Language for TESOL
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum in TESOL
  • Research Methods for TESOL
  • Second Language Learning

Optional units

Optional units are taken from the list below:

  • Globalisation and TESOL
  • Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Teaching and Assessing Fluency and Pronunciation

Please note that not all optional units will run every year; additional units may be available.


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

Information for international students

For English language requirements, please see the 'Contact web' link below.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £7,600; Part-time: £3,800
International students

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Services Office
+44 (0) 117 331 4491