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

Open the door to a world of teaching opportunities with our Education Studies and TESOL Masters degree. Study full-time or part-time on our beautiful campus.

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

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date October
  • Duration MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based, Stand-alone modules

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.

  • Top reasons to study with us
  • Course objectives

    Our Education Studies and TESOL course is designed to give you:

    • a grounding in the principles of teaching and learning language
    • an understanding of research methods relevant to teaching English to speakers of other languages
    • experience of putting your skills to use on school visits
    • skills that can be applied in teaching a range of subjects
  • Work placements

    You’ll visit local schools to learn about the pastoral role of teachers – particularly in relation to issues of difference, diversity and inclusion.

  • Study abroad

    As one of our TESOL students, you’ll be able to take advantage of the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages in 33 European countries through Erasmus+ traineeships, or through our partnership with the São Paulo State University in Brazil. These placement opportunities also provide you with a chance to network with colleagues in other institutions and share valuable knowledge.

  • Flexible learning

    If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

  • Research

    In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Educational research at the University of Stirling had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish university, with 100% classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent. Our expert teaching team are on hand to introduce you to cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in a multi-disciplinary and professional environment.

The TESOL department of the University of Stirling provided abundant academic and professional resources for me. From my own point of view, cross-cultural teaching experience is extremely helpful for applying for a job.
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