Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Bristol · School of Education

Entry requirements

A good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in English Language, TESOL or applied linguistics, and be able to demonstrate part-time or full-time classroom teaching experience or other TESOL-industry relevant experience. Examples of the types of roles we consider relevant are:

  • Language curriculm developer
  • Language testers
  • ELT materials designers
  • Language teaching assistants
  • Researchers in a field relevant to TESOL

Applicants who hold a good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-language related subject need to demonstrate a minimum of one year's full-time classroom teaching or other TESOL-industry relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

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, and the research that exists or could be conducted to substantiate or refute intuitive judgments.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team