TESOL and English Language with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

TESOL and English Language with a Year in Industry

Course summary

Studying English Language and TESOL with a Year in Industry gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside teaching English to speakers of other languages – both in theory and practice. This four-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities – teaching English is a great way to see the world and will give you a passport to teach in all kinds of environments. Our graduates in English Language and TESOL have entered a wide range of careers including education, teaching English as a foreign language, business, journalism, media and public relations, law, and speech and language therapy. Based on our stunning Singleton Park Campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will study language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis. You can also develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data. You will have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects and in year three you will experience a year-long professional placement, further improving your student experience and career potential. English Language at Swansea is ranked: • 1st in the UK for Student Voice (NSS 2023*) • 5th in the UK for Teaching (NSS 2023^) • Top 10 in UK for Teaching (NSS 2022) • Top 20 in UK for Overall Satisfaction (NSS 2022) • Ranked 11th in UK for Research Impact (REF2021) • Top 101-150 in the World (QS World Rankings 2023)

  • Based on the average positivity score across questions 5 to 9 in the NSS 2023 when ranked against universities featured in the Times Good University Guide.
^ Based on the average positivity score across questions 1 to 4 in the NSS 2023 when ranked against universities featured in the Times Good University Guide. Please visit our course page for more information: www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-tesol


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of modules from recent years including: • Language Teaching Methodology • Language in Mind • Education and Society Your second and fourth years will also include a mix of compulsory and optional modules from an expansive range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism • Language in the Media • Language Policy and Planning • Forensic Linguistics • Dissertation In between these years, you will spend a year on a professional placement. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-tesol

Assessment method

This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

Visit our website

Swansea University
Singleton Park

Course contact details

Visit our course page
The Admissions Office, Swansea University

01792 295111

01792 295110

TESOL and English Language with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS