Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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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.

Those entering the TESOL full-time programme with a recent Cambridge or Trinity DELTA will get exemption from TESP002 TESOL 'Methodology' and TESPOO4, ‘Grammar for TESOL’.

Other routes of entry

If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Explore INTO Stirling programmes to see the pathway and pre-masters routes available for this course and others at the University of Stirling.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our course is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who either work in, or plan to work in, any area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It's suitable for both novice and experienced teachers. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

You will join a multinational network, and benefit from being taught by professionals who have experience of living and teaching all over the world. The course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice using a range of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods. It also draws on best practice from across the TESOL sector, focusing on the development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in language learning and teaching.

As a TESOL student at the University of Stirling, you'll also have an opportunity to apply for a placement at one of our partner universities in Japan, Germany, Hungary or our partner institution in France, and put your learning into practice

Pathways

You can work towards our core Masters degree, the MSc TESOL, or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:

  • MSc TESOL and Applied Linguistics
  • MSc TESOL and Methodology
  • MSc in TESOL and Sociolinguistics

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 Indicator 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in reading and writing and with 162 in speaking and listening
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 169 in reading and writing and 162 in speaking and listening
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall with a minimum of 60 in reading and writing and 59 in speaking and listening
    • IBT TOEFL 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, 18 in reading and 23 in writing
    • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, 18 in reading and 23 in writing
    • Trinity ISE II Pass overall with a minimum of Merit in all sub-skills, Trinity III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISEIV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
    • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
    • Duolingo 105 overall with a minimum of 95 in reading and writing and 90 in speaking and listening
    • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - High Pass with a minimum of 152/200 overall including 33 in reading and writing, and 25 in speaking and listening

    If you are from India, Bangladesh, Ghana or Nigeria please also check your country/region specific page for any additional, or changes to, English language requirements.

    For more information on ways that you can meet our English language requirements, including options to waive the requirement, please read our information on English language requirements.

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
University of Stirling
Email
study@stir.ac.uk