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  • 12 months


It combines a strong educational element with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The design of the Education Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course at University of Stirling 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.

Career opportunities 

At the University of Stirling, we’re committed to enhancing your employability. Once you register for the MSc Education Studies and TESOL course, you’ll have access to the first-class range of services offered by our Career Development Centre, which you can use even after your graduate. 

We also run a tailored workshop series entitled “My career in TESOL” aimed at developing your awareness of continuous professional development, your knowledge of job market requirements and your confidence in applying for jobs.

  • Open the door to teaching opportunities worldwide
  • Gain transferrable skills in educational theory and practice
  • Learn skills that can be applied in teaching a wide range of subjects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Nature of Educational Enquiry
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Grammar for TESOL
  • Introduction to Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Research Methods in TESOL

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General 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.
  • You’ll also need to demonstrate familiarity with the school context from a professional point of view, either through having a year’s teaching experience or having taken a teaching degree in your home country.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Stirling

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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