• University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Birkbeck, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
De Montfort University Featured Masters Courses
University of St Andrews Featured Masters Courses
Sheffield Hallam University Featured Masters Courses
University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
Bath Spa University Featured Masters Courses

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) [MSc, PGDip, PGCert]


Course Description

A Masters in TESOL at the University of Stirling offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. The course is taught by experienced TESOL Education staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

TESOL Quarter Scholarships - new from 2016/17
We are offering four “Quarter Scholarships” to overseas applicants for any TESOL degree for the academic year 2016-17. These are 25% tuition fee reductions – a saving of almost £3,500! All students paying overseas tuition fees and not in receipt of other funding are eligible.

Key information

-Degree type: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc.
-Study methods: Part time, full time. Campus based.
-Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time.
-Start date: September.
-Course Director: Anne Lawrie.
-Location: Stirling Campus.

Course objectives

The TESOL Masters at the University of Stirling provides an advanced training and professional qualification for people presently engaged in any area of the teaching of English as a foreign or second language. It also offers professional development to people new to TESOL who are seeking a career change. On completion, you should possess the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in: Dementia; Education; Housing Studies; Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; and Social Work. We offer an established, research-led suite of taught postgraduate courses, including our world renowned Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) courses, ESRC-recognised courses in Social Research and diverse Doctoral opportunities.

Our externally accredited professional courses, such as Educational Leadership, Housing Studies and Social Work Studies, are designed to best equip our students with practical and transferable knowledge for the complex demands of professional practice. The Faculty is home to a vibrant and diverse community of academics and postgraduate students, where creative thinking and independent spirit is promoted and celebrated.

Other admission requirements

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto year one of this Master's degree.

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
-IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in speaking and listening and 6.5 in reading and writing.
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade B.
-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B.
-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with a minimum of 60 in reading and writing and 56 in speaking and listening.
-IBT TOEFL: 90 with minimum 23 in reading and writing and minimum 20 in speaking and listening.

For more information go to English language requirements: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses: http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx

Visit the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) [MSc, PGDip, PGCert] page on the University of Stirling website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Xianwen Li

2635.jpg Why did you decide to study a postgraduate course?

After completing a Bachelor’s degree majoring in English Language, I found that I wanted to further improve my English language skills and decided that by studying abroad, I could gain a postgraduate qualification and become more professional as an English teacher.

What attracted you to Stirling?

There are many reasons to study TESOL at Stirling, the main two being the quality of the course and the campus. I received several offers from UK universities, but chose Stirling for its strong reputation and ranking in Education, the professional teaching methods and quality of the tutors. Also, the university campus has beautiful scenery which provides students a good environment to study in.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Stirling University?

I really enjoyed all my classes, and although some courses were challenging, the tutors were all very helpful and understanding

Which aspects of the programme did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the microteaching course for its benefits to my teaching practice, and learning more on English grammar to help improve my English language teaching. All the tutors are professional, respectable, and a joy to learn from.

Do you think the degree has made you more employable, or better prepared for further study? If yes, what are the key skills? What contacts/networks have you made in your time at Stirling?

By graduating from the TESOL course I have definitely made myself more employable, I am now more skilled and have a competitive edge over others when job hunting. The salary in China is also higher for postgraduates!

What advice would you give a student considering studying at Stirling?
Prepare for each class then review what you have learnt
Pay attention to your teachers, you can learn a lot from them
Don’t be shy to ask questions and discuss with your tutors and classmates.
When studying in the University library, use the reference books, they are a valuable resource.

How would you summarise your time at Stirling?
The period I spent studying TESOL has left a lasting impression on my life, I had a fulfilling time studying and enjoyed daily life in Stirling. When I returned home to China I recommended Stirling to all my friends!

If you have now graduated, what are you doing now?
Since graduating I have become a TOFEL teacher in a foreign language institute in Shanghai, China.

(Student Profile)

Fatma Al-Ghafri

The University of Stirling has provided me with a fruitful yet challenging experience combining excellent education with helpful and understanding staff. The modules within the TESOL programme have been really beneficial and relevant to the core of my career, as I am going to be a teacher in one of the colleges of technologies in Oman. I felt a part of the student community at Stirling because of the opportunities that were provided, such as workshops for Course Representative Training and Creative Writing. The tutors transferred their knowledge and skills to the students and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a University of Stirling student. The School of Education at the University of Stirling is an endless fountain of knowledge for me and I do not regret my decision to come to Stirling.

(Student Profile)

Ma Huan

Why did you decide to study a postgraduate course?
I decided to study for an MSc in TESOL to become more employable in English teaching and improve my career prospects.

What attracted you to Stirling?
I love Scotland and was attracted to the TESOL course by the Universities’ good reputation

What did you enjoy most about your time at Stirling University?
My most enjoyable experiences at Stirling came in the classroom.

Which aspects of the programme did you enjoy the most?
The part of the TESOL course I enjoyed the most was practising being a real teacher in the Microteaching module

Do you think the degree has made you more employable, or better prepared for further study? If yes, what are the key skills? What contacts/networks have you made in your time at Stirling?
Now I have graduated I think I am more employable as a teacher, I have gained valuable skills in planning and writing lesson plans and how to improve on my ability to teach.

What advice would you give a student considering studying at Stirling?
My advice for prospective students would be to practise your English writing skills, this will help you when writing assignments.

How would you summarise your time at Stirling?
I enjoyed my time at Stirling a lot, the class, the time with teachers and classmates, even the assignments helped me learn a lot about teaching.

If you have now graduated, what are you doing now?
Now that I have graduated I plan on becoming a teacher

(Student Profile)

Ashley Ji Ye

I undertook the MSc TESOL at Stirling because of the global reputation Stirling has, and because of its beautiful location and campus. I met students from all over the world and the MSc TESOL programme has improved my knowledge of theories as well as scholars in this field in order to put what I have learnt in to practice. The teaching skills I have acquired from studying at Stirling will help me in my future career, and will enable me to introduce these skills to language Education in my own country.

(Student Profile)

Mairi Law

Why did you decide to study a postgraduate course?
I realised that I needed a recognised ELT qualification in order to further my career and decided that it would be more worthwhile getting a recognised academic qualification than other ELT qualifications.

What attracted you to Stirling?
I was attracted to Stirling because it is a well-known university, the campus looked an attractive place to study and I saw that the School of Education was rated among the highest in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (1st in Scotland) prior to my application.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Stirling University?
I enjoyed learning from lecturers who really knew their subjects and who were passionate about TESOL. I also enjoyed interacting with my course peers, who were from a variety of countries and had experience teaching in a wide variety of contexts.

Which aspects of the programme did you enjoy the most?
I most enjoyed the modules in which there was the most ‘real world’ application, especially Syllabus Design, Testing and Teaching Young Learners.

Do you think the degree has made you more employable, or better prepared for further study? If yes, what are the key skills? What contacts/networks have you made in your time at Stirling?
Absolutely! Having the degree was key to me being employed as the Academic Director at an institute that I had previously worked at as a teacher. Also, the knowledge I gained on the degree was key to giving me the confidence to set up my own ELT consultancy after leaving that institute. Furthermore, I am interested in doing further study in the next few years and I know that the research skills I learnt at Stirling will stand me in good stead for that eventuality. I have remained in contact with my course peers and lecturers that I met during the course. Furthermore, I was able to join SATEFL as a result of events that they held on campus at Stirling.

What advice would you give a student considering studying at Stirling?
I would advise any prospective student considering Stirling to go for it and once they are at Stirling to fully immerse themselves in the Stirling experience! Stirling is a great place to study with its beautiful, spacious, campus, knowledgeable lecturers and diverse student body.


(Scholarship)

University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Masters course or £1,000 for part-time study.Your eligibility will be verified after enrolment and you will be contacted with further details, through your University email address.Please note that award of this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship or award. This award is only available to self-funded students who are paying the full course tuition fee to the University of Stirling.Availability
Available to any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent). It is not available to students studying postgraduate certificates, diplomas or modules. Additionally, it is only available to self-funded students paying tuition fees to the University of Stirling. This scholarship will be awarded in two instalments at the end of each of Semester.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Masters course or £1,000 for part-time study

Eligibility

Available to any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent). It is not available to students studying postgraduate certificates, diplomas or modules. Additionally, it is only available to self-funded students paying tuition fees to the University of Stirling.

Application Procedure

To be considered, you must forward on a copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript when available to

Further Information

http://www.stir.ac.uk/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

TESOL Quarter Scholarships - 4 Awards

We are offering four “Quarter Scholarships” to overseas applicants our full-time TESOL degree for the academic year 2016-17. These are 25% tuition fee reductions – a saving of almost £3,500! All students paying overseas tuition fees and not in receipt of other funding are eligible.Other information about this scholarship:Recipients of this scholarship cannot be in receipt of any other external funding but may be in the process of applying for this
Financial need cannot be taken into consideration.
The Scholarship is only available to international students who will be in full-time study.
The Scholarship does not apply to our online TESOL programme

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% tuition fee reductions – a saving of almost £3,500!

Eligibility

All applicants who have made firm acceptances of our offer (conditional or unconditional) will be automatically considered. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the demonstration of a personal commitment to teaching shown in the applicant’s personal statement. Valid for academic year 2016-17.

Application Procedure

All applicants who have made firm acceptances of our offer (conditional or unconditional) before April 29, 2016 will be automatically considered. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the demonstration of a personal commitment to teaching shown in the applicant’s personal statement. A selection committee will meet in July 2016 and successful candidates will be notified by mid-July, 2016.

Further Information

http://www.stir.ac.uk/scholarships/education/tesol-quarter-scholarships.html



Entry Requirements

Normally, 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. See course description for further admission details.

Course Fees

Please see University of Stirling website for details


Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Stirling
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X