This program is available for 2021
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 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 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
- Gain a Masters from a university ranked 1st in Scotland for Education Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2018).
- There’s opportunities to shadow and observe teachers in 'live' classes.
- You’ll be taught management skills by specialists in our highly ranked Management School.
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 textbooks 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.
The full-time MSc Management and English Language Teaching consists of two 15-week semesters of taught modules and a three-month dissertation period.
Teaching is carried out through lectures, workshops and student presentations as well as self-study. The delivery method is carefully selected to suit the module content and your needs.
You’ll be taught by experienced researchers who have extensive connections in the field of 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 ELTR (English Language Teaching and Research) event series.
There are opportunities to shadow and observe teachers in 'live' classes.
You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework, including written assignments and presentations.
As a student on our MSc Management and English Language Teaching course, you have the fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience teaching English to non-English speakers in 33 European countries through Erasmus+ traineeships.
The University of Stirling has also developed close working partnerships with 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 work 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.
More information on applying for these opportunities will be provided to students undertaking our MSc Management and English Language Teaching.
Dr Edward Moran
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About the School
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