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TESOL and English Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying TESOL and English Literature gives you the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of teaching English as a second language, alongside a diverse and stimulating literature course, stretching from Beowulf to contemporary fiction. This four-year BA degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities – teaching English offers a great way to expand your horizons, and you will also gain transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers in many fields.Some 96% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and the department is ranked in the top 15 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018).Our TESOL and English Literature graduates enter careers such as education, teaching English as a foreign language, business, journalism, media and public relations, law and speech and language therapy.Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will be able to study language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis. English Literature modules include gothic and genre fiction, gender and culture, renaissance literature, national and global literatures, modernity and contemporary writing, nineteenth century literature, creative writing and professional writing.You can develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data.In year 2, you have option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language. In year 3, you can study a year abroad in Europe or the USA, gaining experience which will further enhance your student experience and career prospects.Teaching on the course is informed by our world-leading research – TESOL at Swansea is ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.Please visit our course page for more**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,850per year

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University information

Swansea University

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  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 84 7

    32nd out of 100 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    134 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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