Taught course

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.

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’.

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 Germany or Hungary, 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 (Applied Linguistics)
  • MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)

Information for international students

  • 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 minimum 23 in reading and writing and minimum 20 in speaking and listening

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

Course contact details

Name
Anne Lawrie
Email
tesol@stir.ac.uk