The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages gives you the valuable skills to engage with theoretical and practical challenges of teaching English as a foreign language, or as a second language.

You can choose to complete a dissertation or compile a portfolio for the second stage of the course.


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.

The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

The Graduate Centre is designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, providing a supportive environment for those undertaking postgraduate research and taught masters study.

It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 or 3 years part-time PGDip: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

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Student Destinations

The MA in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages is an ideal course if you are dedicated to an applied language career.

Graduates from this course typically progress to further study, research or teaching.


MSc: UK/EU: £7,300 2 years part-time £3,650 3 years part-time £2,400 International: £15,100 2 years part-time £7,550 3 years part-time £5,050 PGDip: UK/EU: full-time £4,900 part-time £2,400 International: full-time £10,100 part-time £5,050

Entry Requirements

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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