English as a Second Language Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Korean, TESOL and Linguistics BA (Hons) York St John University 43% 5% 6% £9250 £14000 119 York On campus Full-time
English Language, Linguistics and TESOL BA (Hons) York St John University 79% 0% 0% £9250 £14000 117 York On campus Full-time
English Language & Teaching BA (Hons) Bishop Grosseteste University - 1% 20% £9250 £12690 133 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA (Hons) York St John University 73% 5% 5% £9250 £14000 108 York On campus Full-time
English Language, Linguistics and TESOL with Foundation Year BA (Hons) York St John University 79% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 114 York On campus Full-time
English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) De Montfort University 63% 5% 10% £9250 £15250 £15750 114 Leicester On campus Full-time
TESOL and German BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 56% 20% 5% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and French BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 56% 20% 5% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Chinese BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 54% 9% 13% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Spanish BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 60% 15% 10% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Modern Languages (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 88% 5% 20% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Korean BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 87% 9% 13% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Japanese BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 54% 9% 13% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and Russian BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 56% 20% 5% £9250 - 118 Preston On campus Full-time
TESOL and English Language BA (Hons) Swansea University 79% 10% 5% - - 139 Swansea On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 87% 0% 15% - - 118 Manchester On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics BA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 87% 0% 10% - - 118 Manchester On campus Full-time
TESOL and English Language with a Year Abroad BA (Hons) Swansea University 81% 10% 10% - - 139 Swansea On campus Full-time
English Literature and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages BA (Hons) Swansea University 87% 5% 17% - - 147 Swansea On campus Full-time
English Literature and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages with a Year Abroad BA (Hons) Swansea University 79% 5% 5% - - 145 Swansea On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) MA Aston University - - - £11850 £21750 - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA University of Portsmouth - - - £10400 £18800 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
TESOL and Younger Learners (Top-up) BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield - - - £9250 £16500 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Essex - - - £10000 £21700 - Colchester On campus Part-time
TESOL (Top-Up) BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield - - - £9250 £16500 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Teesside University - - - £6100 £14000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA University of Sunderland - - - £7000 £15000 - Sunderland On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA The University of York - - - £9990 £10590 £22250 £23900 - York On campus Full-time
Language Teaching/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PgCert Birkbeck, University of London - - - £3600 £6610 - London On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Huddersfield - - - £6900 £17600 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Education with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Bishop Grosseteste University - - - £7800 £14700 - Lincoln On campus Full-time
PhD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages PhD The University of York - - - £2325 £4806 £9450 £22200 - York On campus Part-time
Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MSc University of Bristol - - - £10200 £21300 - Bristol On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (with Placement) MA University of Huddersfield - - - £6900 £18700 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MSc University of Aberdeen - - - £11100 £23800 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
English as a Second Language (top-up) BA (Hons) University of the West of Scotland - - - £9250 £15250 - Paisley On campus Full-time
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Nottingham Trent University - - - £4100 £7850 - Nottingham On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Top-up) BA (Hons) Teesside University - - - £9250 £15000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Education and TESOL BA (Hons) University of Strathclyde - - - - £19600 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £1140 £1225 - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc University of Bristol - - - £5515 - - Bristol On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of East Anglia - - - £9975 - - Norwich On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Canterbury Christ Church University - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PgDip The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Leicester - - - - - - Leicester On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Central Lancashire - - - - - - Preston On campus Full-time
Applied Linguistics with TESOL MA University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PgDip University of Exeter - - - - - - Exeter On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Technology for Teaching MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MSc University of Stirling - - - - - - Stirling On campus Part-time
International Education (TESOL) MA The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Specialism in Technology for Teaching PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
ELT/TESOL Studies MA University of Southampton - - - - - - Southampton On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (China) MA University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA The University of Warwick - - - - - - Coventry On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with English for Academic Purposes MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA University of Hertfordshire - - - - - - Hatfield On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MEd University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Sheffield Hallam University - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MEd (PG) University of the West of Scotland - - - - - - Paisley On campus Full-time
Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Northumbria University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
English Language Teaching/TESOL MA University of Southampton - - - - - - Southampton On campus Full-time
Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Kent - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Part-time
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA (PG) Edge Hill University - - - - - - Ormskirk On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Specialism in Teaching Young Learners PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Specialism in Assessment and Evaluation PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews On campus Part-time
Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL) MEd MEd University of Dundee - - - - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
TESOL MA The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Specialism in English for Academic Purposes PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc University of Bath - - - - - - Bath On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Applied Linguistics MSc Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies MA University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Assessment and Evaluation MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA University of Westminster - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Applied Linguistics MA University of Central Lancashire - - - - - - Preston On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Teaching Young Learners MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews online Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA MA The University of Nottingham - - - - - - Nottingham On campus Part-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Specialism in English Medium Instruction PgCert University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews On campus Full-time
TESOL Education MSc University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA The University of Northampton - - - - - - Northampton On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with English Medium Instruction MSc University of St Andrews - - - - - - St Andrews On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
3743 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of English as a Second Language

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23254 £21435 £25412
25-75 percentile range £20169 - £26423 £16972 - £25949 £19952 - £30870

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22683 £20876 £25178
25-75 percentile range £19125 - £25789 £17143 - £24438 £19461 - £29841

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for English as a Second Language

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of English as a Second Language who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of English as a Second Language

  • British Council
  • Commercial Language Schools
  • Education and Development Organisations
  • Government Departments
  • Multinational Companies
  • Volunteer Organisations

Jobs of graduates of English as a Second Language (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of English as a Second Language at University of Brighton

15% Sales occupations
15% Elementary occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Welfare Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Customer service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of English as a Second Language in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for English as a Second Language

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study English as a Second Language, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

The median salary of graduates of English as a Second Language was £23254 15 months after graduation, £21435 3 years after graduation and £25412 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for English as a Second Language studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Education - MEd
  • Master of Education (Postgraduate) - MEd (PG)
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)