Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop your teaching practice with our MA TESOL course, based on our stunning campus in the heritage city of Bath.

  • One of the few TESOL courses in the UK that incorporates a teaching placement.
  • Designed for both experienced teachers and those with little or no teaching experience.
  • Blends the theory of language and linguistics teaching with practical skills development.
Based at our beautiful Newton Park campus, this TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is for those who wish to teach English as a second or foreign language. We aim to develop confident and well-informed language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. You’ll extend your knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting. We recognise the value of professional, cultural and life experiences, which you’ll develop and explore during the programme. This will enhance your professional knowledge and understanding through reflection, aided by theoretical input and practical application. Context specific professional development is an important element in the MA TESOL. We prepare you to return to your previous work context or even move to a new one, with an adaptable knowledge base for that particular setting.


This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the programme document for more information on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Theory and Practice of TESOL
  • Language Analysis for TESOL
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Research Methods in Social Science
  • Dissertation
  • Independent Study
  • Contemporary Issues in Inclusive Education
  • Research and the Professional Part 1
- Research and the Professional Part 2

Assessment method

There are no written exams. You’ll submit a portfolio of tasks, which may include oral presentations, reflection on module learning and teaching practice, essays, and analysis tasks.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Students will typically have a good undergraduate degree in an appropriate specialism from a recognised higher education institution. Teaching experience is welcome but not essential. Students wishing to take the Independent Study module in the first trimester must supply evidence of teaching experience in the form of a letter from an employer. If English is not your first language, you'll need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. The Admissions Team assesses applications individually, but for postgraduate courses we're looking for an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each component (Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking). In the UK, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to work with children and vulnerable adults. All course participants will need to complete the necessary paperwork before starting their placement for the programme. There is an additional fee required for this process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8595 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8595 Year 1
Scotland £8595 Year 1
Wales £8595 Year 1
Channel Islands £8595 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8595 Year 1
EU £15905 Year 1
International £15905 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Bath Spa University - UCAS