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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

12 months
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The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme at Swansea University gives you the valuable skills to engage with theoretical and practical challenges of teaching English as a foreign language, or as a second language.    

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You can choose to complete a dissertation or compile a portfolio for the second stage of the course. 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.

The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

The Graduate Centre is designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, providing a supportive environment for those undertaking postgraduate research and taught masters study. 

Career opportunities

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme at Swansea University is an ideal course if you are dedicated to an applied language career.Graduates from this course typically progress to further study, research or teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Vocabulary: teaching and learning
  • Research Methods for ELT
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse Analysis for ELT
  • Young Language Learners
  • Grammatical Analysis
  • Communicative Language Teaching
  • Discourse Analysis for ELT

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits

Postgraduate Diploma students are expected to pursue 120 credits 



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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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