Media and English Literature BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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    8 (English)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

Our BA English Literature and Media programme brings together two highly-regarded and complementary areas of study, with the flexibility for you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career goals.Our English Literature programme is ranked 7th in the UK (REF 2014) and in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (Times & Sunday Times and Complete University guide 2018). Media is ranked 8th in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017 and 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Some 97% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 73% of our English Literature students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Our English and Media graduates are truly international and are employed not just in the UK but all around the world, pursuing careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio, and publishing. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, this three-year course offers a wide range of specialist modules giving you the option to choose pathways in creative media practice, professional writing and journalism, film studies, public relations, and media theory. You will study an extensive range of genres and fiction from the mediaeval to the modern day, creative and professional writing, gender and culture, poetry, and national and global literatures, while also exploring theory and techniques relevant to modern media and digital practice, including radio and video production, journalism, public relations and marketing, media theory, media law and film. You will be taught academic lecturers, international researchers, and experienced writers with established reputations whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed. You will also benefit from the knowledge and expertise of industry professionals from PR and journalism, video production, and web and creative design, giving you an unrivalled mix of academic and industry experience, further supported by lectures and seminars by guest speakersYou will gain excellent oral and writing skills and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. You will have a work placement and the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and enhancing your career prospects.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-literature/ba-englitmedia-qp33/**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.**

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  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
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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).


Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park