MSc Management and English Language Teaching

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to be a teacher of English as a foreign language while developing your ability to manage in a multicultural working environment.

Management and English Language Teaching

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration MSc full-time: 12 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based

Our postgraduate degree in Management and English Language Teaching is for current and prospective English language teachers who see themselves as potential managers of language teaching departments or schools. This Masters course is one of only a few such degrees in the UK.

During this Masters course, you’ll learn the key knowledge and skills needed to be a professional teacher of English as a foreign language. In addition, you’ll develop the competencies to manage in a multicultural working environment, through modules taught by the internationally renowned University of Stirling Management School.

We’re here for novice and experienced teachers

We focus on training both novice and experienced teachers, balancing theory and practice, and taking an innovative approach to teaching which includes special support for non-native speakers of English.

Novice teachers (those with less than two years’ experience) get a thorough grounding in the theory and research underlying English language teaching and also in teaching methodology. Experienced teachers who plan to move into a management position will benefit from a range of module choices. Teaching is combined with input on management skills relevant to the multicultural working environments that are commonly experienced in language teaching today. The content of your course will vary to suit your experience, whatever your starting point.

The degree will also be relevant to you if you intend to go on to study for a PhD.

Learn from the experts

You’ll be taught by experienced researchers who have extensive connections in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), including publishers and governmental organisations such as the British Council. You’ll have a chance to network with a range of other key players in the field who are invited to deliver workshops and seminars in our English Language Teaching and Research event series.

You’ll be taught management skills by specialists in our highly ranked Management School.

Top reasons to study with us

Course objectives

The course aims to give you a strong foundation in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a focus on management issues within the subject.

Postgraduate education at the University goes beyond text books and lecture rooms, we also focus on your personal and professional development.

The University of Stirling Management School’s unique Flying Start Leadership programme equips you with the awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. These range from practical skills, like effective public speaking, to developing ways to work under pressure in difficult situations and manage conflict. Find out more about Flying Start.

Work placements

School work placements are an optional part of this course. They comprise a 10 week school experience where you will teach English as a foreign language in an institution in Europe.

Flexible learning

Our approach to teaching and learning is both innovative and flexible, using a range of methods and relevant online technologies.  Likewise, our assessment methods are also varied, giving students with a range of talents and from a range of cultures the opportunities to demonstrate their abilities.

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 overview

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 University of Stirling Management School is rated among the top 25 in the UK for research impact, according to REF 2014. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five.

64% of our research outputs were classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of their originality, significance and rigour. We were ranked 14th in the UK in terms of research impact with over 60% of our research impact judged to have outstanding reach and wide-ranging impact on the policies of public, private and governmental organisations.

What our students said

Nguyen Duong Anh Minh
Nguyen Duong Anh Minh
MSc Management and English Language Teaching
Getting a Masters degree means I can apply to teaching in universities in Vietnam, and of course it means I have more career opportunities in general.
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