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
#1 Ranked 1st in Scotland for Education – The Guardian University Guide 2018
#2 Visit local schools and gain first-hand experience of teachers’ pastoral roles
#3 Work with home and international students to advance your skills
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
You’ll visit local schools to learn about the pastoral role of teachers – particularly in relation to issues of difference, diversity and inclusion.
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.
Expand your knowledge of educational theory and practice and open to the door to international teaching opportunities.
Each module’s teaching methods are tailored to suit the module’s content but could include lectures, workshops and student presentations. You’ll also benefit from input by key players in the field of TESOL, who are invited to deliver workshops and seminars in our English Language Teaching and Research event series.
For each 20-credit module, you’ll be asked to produce a piece of work equivalent to a 3,000-word essay that matches the learning outcomes of the module. These pieces of work could include presentations, annotated bibliographies, essays or research proposals.
As a student on our MSc Education Studies and TESOL course, you have the fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience teaching English to speakers of English as a foreign language in 33 European countries through Erasmus+ traineeships.
The University of Stirling has also developed close working partnerships with two universities around the world to make finding a placement as seamless as possible and give you tailored teaching and learning opportunities. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for a placement with:
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Undertake class observation, small-group supervision and teaching assistance in a local high school. During the school holiday, you will have a chance to work with materials development or with writing support at the university.
Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Get involved in class observation and teaching at the university or the university’s practice school.
Application information will be provided to students undertaking our MSc Education Studies and TESOL.
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Fees - 2018/2019
- Home/EU: £6,300
- Overseas: £15,250
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