Taught course

Management and English Language Teaching

University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate degree in Management and English Language Teaching is for current and prospective English language teachers who see themselves as potential managers of language teaching departments or schools. This Masters course is one of only a few such degrees in the UK.

During this Masters course, you’ll learn the key knowledge and skills needed to be a professional teacher of English as a foreign language. In addition, you’ll develop the competencies to manage a multicultural working environment, through modules taught by the internationally renowned University of Stirling Management School.

We’re here for novice and experienced teachers

We focus on training both novice and experienced teachers, balancing theory and practice, and taking an innovative approach to teaching which includes special support for non-native speakers of English.

Novice teachers (those with less than two years’ experience) get a thorough grounding in the theory and research underlying English language teaching and also in teaching methodology. Experienced teachers who plan to move into a management position will benefit from a range of module choices. Teaching is combined with input on management skills relevant to the multicultural working environments that are commonly experienced in language teaching today. The content of your course will vary to suit your experience, whatever your starting point.

The degree will also be relevant to you if you intend to go on to study for a PhD.

Learn from the experts

You’ll be taught by experienced researchers who have extensive connections in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), including publishers and governmental organisations such as the British Council. You’ll have a chance to network with a range of other key players in the field who are invited to deliver workshops and seminars in our English Language Teaching and Research event series.

You’ll be taught management skills by specialists in our highly ranked Management School.

Information for international students

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Masters degree.

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) 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

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

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

Dr Edward Moran