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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.
El Gazette ranked our department as top for World class research in English Language.
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.
The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is offered by specialists in the field of Applied Linguistics.
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.
Notes about fees for this course
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,200 £13,700 MA 2 Year Part-time Part-time £3,100 £6,850 MA Part-time £2,050 £4,550 PGDip Full-time £4,150 £9,100 PGDip Part-time £2,050 £4,550
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: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.
Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.
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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Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!
Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.
People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.
Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia
Where are you from?
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.
Why choose Swansea University?
Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.
What course are you doing?
BSc Actuarial Science
What do you do in your free time?
I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.
What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.
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