Taught course

Education Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

You’ll also need to demonstrate familiarity with the school context from a professional point of view, either through having a year’s teaching experience or having taken a teaching degree in your home country.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you already have some teaching experience or an education degree but want to learn more, this Masters course will be ideal for you. It combines a strong educational element with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The design of the course also makes it suitable if you want to teach subjects other than English.

You’ll graduate with a solid grounding in the principles of language learning and teaching, as well as an understanding of research methods in TESOL. During your studies, you’ll be taught by TESOL professionals who have experience of working all over the world, as well as visiting local schools to learn about the pastoral role of teachers – particularly in relation to issues of difference, diversity and inclusion.

Whether you’re planning to teach in a local or international school, our Education Studies and TESOL degree will give you a broader understanding of educational theory and practice that will help you better engage with students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and a minimum 6.0 in speaking and listening
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with 176 in reading and writing and 169 in speaking and listening
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with 180 in reading and writing and 169 in speaking and listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 60 with a minimum 60 in reading and writing and minimum 56 in speaking and listening
  • IBT TOEFL 90 with no sub-test lower than 20

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

For up-to-date information on course fees and funding, please consult our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr David Bowker
Email
david.bowker@stir.ac.uk