MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma
Admission suspended for the academic intake 2015/16.
This course offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training.
TESOL provides an advanced training and professional qualification for people presently engaged in any area of the teaching of English as a foreign or second language. It also offers professional development to people new to TESOL who are seeking a career change. On completion, you should possess the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.
Studying for a degree means learning in different ways; managing your own time; conducting research; mastering new computer skills. We have the facilities and advice on hand to help you do all this - and do it well.
Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, such as academic reputation and research standards, one factor is always cited: the outstanding beauty of the University's Stirling campus.
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.
Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
For more information go to English Language Requirements
If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses.
You will take four modules. Those entering the course with a recent Cambridge DELTA or Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma can apply for accreditation for the pedagogic module:
The Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL is awarded on the successful completion of two coursework modules. The Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL is awarded on successful completion of four coursework modules. The MSc TESOL is awarded upon successful completion of four coursework modules plus a dissertation of 15,000 words.
Delivery of modules is carried out mainly through distance and face to face. Learning and professional development is facilitated by regular guided group work tasks online. Progress is assessed by coursework assignments and, for the MSc, the dissertation.
The MSc TESOL online course is currently in the process of being re-developed and will be updated when more detail is available. The areas/topics that will be covered within the course will be:
This will be sent to you once you have completed the application process.
Part-time: three years
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
This will be available towards the end of the summer.
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
The School of Education was ranked 1st in Scotland in the Research Assessment Exercise.
English is regarded as the most widely spoken language in the world and a qualification in TESOL can open up the opportunity of an English Language Teaching career or, in the case of experienced teachers, can provide access to promoted posts and management positions within English Language Teaching. On completion of the MSc in TESOL, overseas graduates will be well prepared to sit all three modules of the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations TKT.
Recent graduates have taken up posts overseas or in the field of ESOL in the UK. For more experienced teachers, the qualification has provided access to positions with the British Council or in the tertiary sector.
The course provides students with a ‘career change’ opportunity enabling them, on successful completion to confidently seek employment as a TESOL tutor. For experienced practitioners, it enhances their professional knowledge and understanding of the TESOL sector which enables them to adopt greater responsibility and leadership in their own or future work environment.
The course draws on practitioners and best practice from across the TESOL sector, focusing on the development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in language learning and teaching.
Please choose a start date and study method from the drop-down list below, and click the Apply Now button below to begin the online application process. (Please make sure you have consulted the Postgraduate Study pages on the University website and the Online Application Guidance Notes before continuing).
|2016/17||Overseas||£1,500 per 20 credit module / £3,000 per 40 credit module|
|2016/17||Home/EU||£670 per 20 credit module / £1,340 per 40 credit module|
|2015/16||Overseas||£1,500 per 20 credit module / £3,000 per 40 credit module|
|2015/16||Home/EU||£670 per 20 credit module / £1,340 per 40 credit module|
|2014/15||Overseas||£2,000 per 30 credit module|
|2014/15||Home/EU||£920 per 30 credit module|
You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.