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History 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

Our Single Honours BA in History and TESOL at Aberystwyth University offers the opportunity to study a varied and comprehensive curriculum of history over a long sweep of chronological time in combination with a thorough introduction to the discipline of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). You will study history from the medieval period through to the late modern world, and in a variety of different forms of historical inquiry, and will learn the skills that are needed by historians, such as assessing primary sources, mastering secondary works and formulating historical analyses of past societies, whilst developing a variety of communication skills which will complement the TESOL components of the scheme and help prepare you to teach English to speakers of other languages.In the summer of your second year the optional Teaching Practice unit hones these practical skills and leads to the award of the Certificate in TESOL.The year spent studying abroad will be your chance to take advantage of a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the community of your chosen destination, and to make new friends while you're at it. The time spent abroad is an extra opportunity to develop confidence and enhance your transferable skills. This will make you very attractive to future employers.If you think this is the course for you, come to Aberystwyth University and let your adventure begin.**Why study BA History and TESOL 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.- History has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, making the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University the oldest in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain and teaching in the Department of History and Welsh History is innovative, research-based and designed to develop your transferable skills in areas such as analysis, interpretation and communication, which prepares you for a wide range of careers.- Teaching in the Department of History and Welsh History is innovative, research-based and designed to develop your transferable skills in areas such as analysis, interpretation and communication, which prepares you for a wide range of careers.While pursuing your passion for history, you will simultaneously open up the world of TESOL (also known as TEFL) and the opportunities for international travel that a TESOL career affords. - Once you get the first two 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. - 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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University information

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

    39th out of 90 3

  • 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 213
    116 60%

    43rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    31st

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    13th

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