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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your teaching practice with our MA TESOL course, based on our stunning campus in the heritage city of Bath.

  • One of the few TESOL courses in the UK that incorporates a teaching placement.
  • Designed for both experienced teachers and those with little or no teaching experience.
  • Blends the theory of language and linguistics teaching with practical skills development.

Based at our beautiful Newton Park campus, this TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is for those who wish to teach English as a second or foreign language. We aim to develop confident and well-informed language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. You’ll extend your knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting.


We’ll aid your understanding of the key theories and principles in TESOL, providing a balance of academic and professional content and experience. You’ll develop your ability in language analysis and understanding, as well as furthering your knowledge on how to incorporate this appropriately in class materials.

We have a flexible and supportive learning programme that develops your current understanding and knowledge in TESOL, while providing you with the necessary research and reflection skills to continue on your academic or professional career path.

Throughout the course the amount of independent study gradually increases, both within and across modules, in order to build your confidence and self-reliance. As your future continuing professional development is also important to us, reflection, as a key skill, is interwoven into all modules to nurture your ability to continue learning beyond the MA TESOL.


Students who complete the MA TESOL will have many career opportunities including:

  • English language teaching (general or specialised)
  • Language teacher trainer
  • Materials writing
  • Curriculum development
  • Language textbook editor
  • Director of Studies/Assistant Director of Studies
  • PhD studies.


Theory and Practice of TESOL (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Language Analysis for TESOL (30 Credits) - Core
Second Language Learning and Teaching (30 Credits) - Core
Research and the Professional Part 2 (15 Credits)
Research Methods in Social Science (30 Credits)
Research and the Professional Part 1 (15 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Students will typically have a good undergraduate degree in an appropriate specialism from a recognised higher education institution. Teaching experience is welcome but not essential. Students wishing to take the Independent Study module in the first trimester must supply evidence of teaching experience in the form of a letter from an employer.