1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 2 Year Part-time 2Yr PT
    MA 3Yr PT
    PGDip 1Yr FT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

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The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is offered by specialists in the field of Applied Linguistics.

Key Features

Swansea University has one of the longest established TESOL training and education centres in the UK and is internationally known for excellence in vocabulary research. Currently staff expertise exists in corpus linguistics, computer assisted language learning and stylistics. Internationally recruited staff offer a wide range of relevant experience and contacts across countries and continents as well as different levels of kinds of education. The MA in TESOL is intended for those who have already begun to develop an informed interest or have some previous training or relevant experience in the field.

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The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
OR
Portfolio Track 

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select all the modules from below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM21Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Discourse Analysis for ELT
ALEM22Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Communicative Language Teaching
ALEM32Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Classroom Teaching Practice
ALEM36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Grammatical Analysis
AND
Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select one module

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vocabulary: teaching and learning
ALEM20Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Second Language Acquisition
ALEM34Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Young Language Learners

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take one of the Dissertation modules from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALED00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)60Professional Reflective PracticePortfolio Track, students must have taken ALEM32 at Part-1
ALEM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)60DissertationDissertation Track, Students must have taken ALEM19 at part-1

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules- PORTFOLIO TRACK 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students take all 3 modules listed below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vocabulary: teaching and learning
ALEM21Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Discourse Analysis for ELT
ALEM36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Grammatical Analysis
OR
Compulsory Modules - Disssertation Track 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students take all three modules from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vocabulary: teaching and learning
ALEM21Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Discourse Analysis for ELT
ALEM36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Grammatical Analysis

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules- PORTFOLIO TRACK 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select two of the four modules from below. Students may not select a module already taken at year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM22Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Communicative Language Teaching
ALEM32Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Classroom Teaching Practice
ALEM34Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Young Language Learners
OR
Comulsory modules - DISSERTATON TRACK 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must take all three modules from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Methods for ELT
ALEM20Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Second Language Acquisition
ALEM34Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Young Language Learners

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
PORTFOLIO TRACK 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select ALED00

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALED00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)60Professional Reflective PracticeStudents must have taken ALEM12
OR
DISSERTATION TRACK 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select ALEM15

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALEM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)60DissertationStudents must have taken ALEM19

Description

The MA in TESOL has two parts: a taught component and either a dissertation or practical teaching of English language classes.

Students following the practical route will be supported, observed and assessed teaching English.  They are also required to produce a portfolio of teaching and testing materials. This route would be indicated on the final MA certificate.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in English Language or a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £7,300 £15,100
MA 2 Year Part-time Part-time £3,650 £7,550
MA Part-time £2,400 £5,050
PGDip Full-time £4,900 £10,100
PGDip Part-time £2,400 £5,050

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Student Quote

“Studying abroad has always been one of my dreams. My friends have always told me that the period studying as a student is the most enjoyable time in life. I didn't really believe it till I started my MA course at the Swansea University. The course in Teaching English As a Foreign Language (TEFL, now TESOL) helped me to deepen my knowledge in that field. All of the lecturers I had a chance to meet were really helpful, motivating and friendly. They were professional and possessed a great knowledge of what they teach. The modules offered include theory as well as practice. The facilities provided by the University, such as computer rooms and the library were great as well and well equipped. I really regret that the time I spent in Swansea is now over now. It was a great experience for me and gave me a chance to meet and make friends with many people from all over the world.”

Anna Marie Poczta

TEFL