30 months
3990 GBP/year
3990 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (online) programme at the University of Stirling is ideal for those who want to study while continuing to teach.

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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (online) course at the University of Stirling  is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who already work in any area of teaching English as a foreign or second language. You’ll leave with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

Delivered by experienced professionals who have lived and taught around the globe, the course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice using a range of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods.

The course draws on practitioners and best practice from across the TESOL sector, focusing on the development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in language learning and teaching.


You can work towards our core Masters degree, the MSc TESOL (online), or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:

  • MSc TESOL (Corpus Linguistics)
  • MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)

Career opportunities

Graduates will leave with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the TESOL sector, enabling them to take on more responsibility in current or future roles overseas or in the UK.

As experienced teachers, the qualification provides access to a wider range of career opportunities and increases the opportunities for promotion to more senior roles.

On completion of the MSc TESOL, overseas graduates will be well prepared to sit all three modules of the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations TKT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • TESOL Methodology
  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Grammar for TESOL
  • Technologies in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Corpora in English Language Research and Teaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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.
  • Those entering the course with a recent Cambridge or Trinity DELTA will get exemption from TESPD01 TESOL Methodology in year 1 and TESPD06 Grammar for TESOL in year 2.

Work experience

  • Applicants are expected to have at least two years full-time English language teaching experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9975 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    3990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9975 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.


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