MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)

Gain a TESOL Masters from the University of Stirling, ranked 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Education (The Guardian University Guide 2020)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date October
  • Duration MSc part-time: 30 months (24 months of modules, six months dissertation)
  • Mode of study Online, Part-time, Stand-alone modules
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Changes at Stirling for 2020

Find out about important changes including blended learning, start dates and temporary COVID-19 safety measures on campus.

Our online TESOL course is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who already work in any area of teaching English as a foreign or second language. You’ll leave with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

Delivered completely online, but with the option of attending modules on campus, this course is ideal for those who want to study while continuing to teach. Delivered by experienced professionals who have lived and taught around the globe, the course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice using a range of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods.

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.


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

  • MSc TESOL (Corpus Linguistics)
  • MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)

Top reasons to study with us

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.

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.

What our students said

Fatma Al-Ghafri
The University of Stirling has provided me with a fruitful yet challenging experience.
Ashley Ji Ye
I undertook the MSc TESOL at Stirling because of the global reputation Stirling has.

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