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English Language and Media with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    PQ00

  • 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 and Media gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside various aspects of creative media practice, including radio, video, digital and social media, journalism, public relations.This four-year BA English Language and Media degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by giving students transferable and practical skills, which are highly valued by employers.This subject area is ranked 8th in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017 and 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018 for Media. 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). 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. Our graduates in English Language and Media are employed all around the world. They have 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, the course structure is flexible and offers a wide-range of specialist modules.You have the option of choosing pathways in creative media practice, professional writing and journalism, film studies, public relations, media theory and optional creative writing module. You will study how language is used in everyday communication including in different contexts, how to persuade and mislead (particularly in social media) and how language has developed over time. Welsh medium modules are available.You will also have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects.In year three, you will study at an overseas university, further improving your student experience and career potential. In your final year, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff, and also have the opportunity for a media and communications placement. Teaching on the course is by leading academics and industry professionals and is informed by our world-leading research – English at Swansea is ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-language/ba-mediaenglish-pq00/**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