Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Spanish and TESOL

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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TESOL at Aston offers students a solid foundation in English language and English language teaching, relating the subject to issues in the wider world, with reference to areas of practical problem solving in educational practice. The course enables students to make informed decisions on a variety of aspects of TESOL through critical reflection. Turn your talent for languages into serious future employment prospects. Acquire near-native linguistic fluency and the high-level political, social and cultural insights that make Aston’s students stand out. Spend a year abroad on a study, or work placement and return equipped with the experience, resilience and emotional intelligence needed to flourish in the world of work. Whether you are coming to us post-A-level or picking up a new language from beginner’s (or ab initio) level, a BSc joint honours degree in Modern Languages at Aston offers something quite different:

  • A GOLD standard ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework;
  • World-leading academics with cutting-edge research and teaching experience on French, German, Spanish and Mandarin-speaking regions of the world (from Beijing to Brussels to Berlin to Bogotá);
  • Teaching almost exclusively in your chosen language(s) to work quickly towards the kind of fluency and adaptability that employers value;
  • Innovative assessment techniques tasks based on real-world professional scenarios;
  • A small and friendly department where you’ll be at the heart of a supportive academic community.
What jobs can I get with a languages degree? Our recent graduates are often our best ambassadors, with former Aston students now working at companies such as Bloomberg LP, Deutsche Bank and Apple, as well as for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and in schools, colleges and universities across the UK and overseas. Key benefits of the Aston Modern Languages Joint Honours BSc:
  • Modern Languages at Aston are ranked 5th for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian, 2020)
  • Comparing our students’ entry grades (A Levels/BTECS/IB etc) with their final degree shows the quality of our teaching: We’re ranked 1st in the UK by this measure (Guardian, 2020)
  • 84% of Aston students achieve first or 2:1 degrees, ranking us 20th in the UK (CUG, 2020)
  • Employed Aston languages graduates are ranked 12th in the UK for earnings one year after graduation (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2018).

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeXR14
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC - CCC Including grade B in A Level Spanish and GCSE Maths and English grade C BBC: Standard offer BCC: If student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Including grade B in A Level Spanish and GCSE Maths and English grade C

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Spanish and TESOL at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS