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English Language BA (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    Q310

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    35th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    31st

    8 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    124

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.07

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Studying English Language gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, and this three-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by giving students transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.Some 96% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 71% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.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. English is ranked 7th in the UK for research (REF 2014) and ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2019). Our graduates gain employment in sectors including education, marketing, journalism, law, social media, and project administration, while some choose to teach abroad, using qualifications which they achieved during the degree course.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course has been designed to provide concise and balanced coverage of linguistic theory.You will cover topics including how language is used in everyday communication, how language has developed over time, the effect of dialect and accent on identity, and the challenge of learning or teaching new languages.You will also have the option to study modules in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects.In year two, you will also have the option to study abroad for a semester, further improving your student experience and career potential. You can either choose to go east and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or west to study in North America.In your final year, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff. Some of our students’ work is showcased at our annual conference and. students have published their work in international journals and presented at international conferencesYou can learn how to use technology to create your own materials through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of dataTeaching on the course is informed by our world-leading research – ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.The degree is also available as a four-year course with a year abroad, studying in an overseas university (Q311).Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-language/ba-englishlanguage-q310/**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.**

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Extended Project

Grades / Points

BBB

University information

University Ranking

35th

About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).

Address

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UNITED KINGDOM