Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


This Masters will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The 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.

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. You'll also have an opportunity to apply for a placement at one of our partner universities in Japan, Germany, Hungary or our partner institution in France, and put your learning into practice.

You can also opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:

- MSc TESOL and Applied Linguistics
- MSc TESOL and Methodology
- MSc in TESOL and Sociolinguistics.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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’.

If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other