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English Studies and TESOL (with integrated year studying abroad) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you're passionate about all aspects of English, the BA English Studies and TESOL (with integrated studying abroad ) at Aberystwyth University could be the course for you. Not only will you study literature across the ages, but you will also analyse the use of language and explore writing for different creative purposes. While gaining practical skills and theoretical knowledge, you will develop your understanding of the English language and language acquisition. Equipped with these skills, you will be all set to teach English as a second language, if that is the path you choose.The highlight of this course is the Year Studying Abroad (in your third year). This is a wonderful opportunity for you to live and study in a different culture, to be part of an international community and to develop a host of skills that help you stand out post graduation. You will return from your year abroad with more confidence and the ability to adapt to any situation. Graduates who have a firm grasp of language, who know how to communicate and can teach others are highly valued by employers all over the world.**Why English Studies and TESOL (with integrated year studying abroad) at Aberystwyth University?**- Aberystwyth is a small town with a big heart and a cosmopolitan outlook. As a vibrant and friendly University, we attract students from all corners of the world, and the intimate atmosphere makes it a great place to get to know people.- You will be able to indulge your passion for English as you study modules that cover the three broad areas of literature, creative writing and language, with optional modules ranging from The Beginning of the English Language to Contemporary Writing.- Once you get the core English teaching modules under your belt, you will have the option to take a standalone, International English Centre summer course which will lead to a separate professional qualification – the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - in addition to your degree.- The Year Studying Abroad will enable you to live and study in a different culture. This is an invaluable experience and will be something additional that you can add to your CV to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.- You will benefit from our unique collaborative relationship with Aberystwyth Arts Centre – an on-campus facility that is an excellent resource for staff and students alike – as well as unlimited access to the National Library of Wales (one of the UK’s five copyright libraries).- You can be confident that whatever career path you choose after graduation, this course will set you up for a successful future.**What will I learn?**In each year you will take a small number of core modules that focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. You will also choose from a wide variety of optional modules according to your personal interests and strengths, which may include: A Century in Crisis; Literary Modernisms; Exploring Professional Writing; Beginning the Novel; Telling True Stories: Adventures with Poetry; Forms of Children's Narrative Prose; Place and Self; Shakespeare, Jonson and Company; Grit and Candour: Writing Short Stories; Reading and Writing Fantasy Fiction; Writing and Place; Kapow! Reading and Writing Graphic Narratives; Romantic Eroticism; Haunting Texts; The Mark of the Beast: Animals in Literature from the 1780s to the 1920s; American Literature in the 20th Century. In your third year, you will spend a year studying abroad in one of our European or international academic partner universities. In your final year, you will take the Undergraduate Dissertation or The Writing Project; Materials Development and the Application of Technologies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 84 15

    49th out of 100 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 53%

    66th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    41st

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    50th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    76th

    59
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.56 91%

    1st

    3

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