De Montfort University
English Language with TESOL BA (Hons)
De Montfort University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

English Language with TESOL at DMU allows you to combine the study of English Language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The course is designed to enable you to develop your own ability to teach English to non-native speakers whilst enabling you to think about how language in general and English in particular functions in the world today. You will study linguistics, grammar, the evolution of the English language and a variety of writing styles, while also exploring the theory of how to teach English as a second language.

You will develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills, which will help you become a highly-skilled communicator. In the final year you will have the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with our work placement module.

Key features:

  • Develop specialist skills in communication and presentation in order to become an effective teacher, and have the opportunity to investigate the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in teaching written and spoken language.

  • Gain life experience by practising your language skills and networking in a different culture, with the opportunity to study abroad between years two and three.

  • Develop transferable skills ideal for employment opportunities in both the UK and abroad with the skills gained on this degree providing career opportunities interacting with, influencing and inspiring others.

  • Students have previously gained experience in the community and helped local children by volunteering for paired reading schemes with our DMU Local programme.

  • Experience showcasing opportunities by putting your theoretical knowledge into practice with our final-year placement module.

  • Learn from specialist teaching by experienced practitioners; ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice.

  • You can get involved with a number of societies that are relevant to your studies, including creative writing and debate societies. There are also organised theatre trips and visiting lecturers have included author Kate Forsyth and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

  • Put your teaching theory in to practice through an international experience with our DMU Global. programme. Students have visited New York, Berlin, Prague, Paris and Tokyo on trips designed to enhance their studies.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 22 graduates of English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) at De Montfort University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in English Language.

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
22 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) at De Montfort University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £20000 £23000
25-75 percentile range £18500 - £24000 £15500 - £23500 £18000 - £28500

Salary of all UK Graduates of English Language

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25194 £24295 £27911
25-75 percentile range £23414 - £28136 £18662 - £27758 £20116 - £32697

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of English Language with TESOL, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) at De Montfort University

25% Teaching Professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Customer service occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

"Overview: This degree will make you aware of the full resources of language, and help you learn to use them to the full, in any situation. From the beginning of your course, you will be developing a knowledge of how language functions, and increasing your own skills of analysis and self-expression, while your TESOL work will focus on the acquisition of key skills and knowledge of teaching in general, and the teaching of English to non-native speakers in particular. Later years offer a range of courses blending theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, a final year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics, the mechanics of meaning, psycholinguistics and psychotherapy. This degree is centred on language and communication, and the acquisition of tools and theories that will help you, and other people, communicate more effectively. Contact hours: You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (e.g. presentations, essays and reports). Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research."

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including English Language or Literature

including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees English Language with TESOL BA (Hons)

EU £14250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14250 year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2022/23 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For EU and Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of De Montfort University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of De Montfort University in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #41 
    • #51 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of De Montfort University

What students say about studying English Language in the UK?

  • A Day in the Life of an English Language Student
  • 10 Reasons to Major in English
  • My Year Abroad - English Language students

About De Montfort University

De Montfort University, abbreviated as DMU, was founded in 1896 in the small city of Leicester, East Midlands. This university enjoys particularly strong post-graduation employment statistics, which can be explained by their commitment to work experience placements for all students on any courses. International students are well taken care of here. They receive orientation courses intended to provide advice and guidance on living in the UK, and free English language classes are provided to bring all new students up to speed.

  • International student Prabhav talks about his time at DMU
  • DMU students from around the world
  • DMU Vloggers: Arpith’s reasons to study at DMU
  • Joanna’s top five reasons to choose DMU
  • Welcome to Leicester

Where is this programme taught

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