Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Education Studies with TESOL

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

The BA Education Studies programme is built on a framework of social justice, with an emphasis on psychology, sociology and social policy to develop a broad spectrum of knowledge about the subject of education

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

The BA Education Studies programme is built on a framework of social justice, with an emphasis on psychology, sociology and social policy to develop a broad spectrum of knowledge about the subject of education

You will explore fundamental themes including human rights and diversity, a historical and political approach to education; studying and learning in Higher Education; learning development, English language in its global context and an introduction to language awareness and understanding.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Your second year comprises an in-depth look at the ways in which children and young people can be supported in their learning, with a specific focus on Cert TESOL 1 . Furthermore, you will examine policies designed to ensure the well-being and safeguarding of children and develop your own understanding and interests in regards to research through different methods. This year also offers an opportunity to study abroad or gain valuable work experience in an alternative educational or industry setting in the UK, as part of the programme.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

In year 3 you have the opportunity to refine your learning further, by selecting from some of the following themes: philosophy and values in education, introduction to second language acquisition,  informal and non-formal learning in education, Cert TESOL 2 and an independent research dissertation which focuses on your own particular professional and theoretical interests.

Additionally you will have the opportunity to study toward Forest School certification, which allows you to facilitate children’s learning experiences in outdoor contexts. Guided Sight training will provide you with certification and practical advice on how to support children and young people with a visual impairment, whilst considering its implications for people with other disabilities.

“Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes.”

Katie Hobson

More about this course

This new undergraduate degree is distinctive in being fully focused on employability. By availing yourself of the opportunities to undertake work placements in schools and other alternative provision, you will be able to apply your theoretical knowledge in practical environments.

Education Studies with TESOL offers our standard Education Studies degree alongside the CERT TESOL, the basic qualification in TEFL that allows people to teach in language schools all over the world. The degree will empower you to make a real difference in an ever changing and diverse world. This will be achieved through the exploration of moral and social issues, a consideration of how the environment shapes learning, and an understanding of how you can make a difference to a child’s wellbeing and future.

Flexible in its make-up, this programme also allows you to take specialist professional pathways such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and education-related fields like social or health care contexts, careers and guidance and the voluntary sector. Uniquely, in Year 2 all students can choose to take part in study abroad for one semester at a choice of English speaking partner institutions in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and China. Alternatively, you can choose to spend this time gaining professional work experience in alternative settings, either in the UK or abroad.

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Set yourself up for a rewarding career making a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Specialise in a particular age range and master advanced teaching methods taught by expert staff.

A diverse range of routes into teaching includes undergraduate programmes that incorporate Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 104 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should also have GCSE English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 30 credits
  • CACHE L3 Extended Diploma: C

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Any offers made are conditional on the results of an enhanced DBS check and confirmation that any health requirements have been met.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

104 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

This course reflects the resulting high demand for well-trained professional practitioners, and is tailored to prepare you for the employment market.

Employment options following graduation are varied. Education Studies with TESOL can lead to careers in teaching in international schools educational administration, management and research, within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups or learning support organisations. You could also apply the skills you learn to other areas of the public and private sectors.

In addition, you may wish to choose a pathway to further study and training. Opportunities include programmes such as Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Schools Direct. All of our graduates can also choose to continue study at masters level.