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

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

As a student of English Language and Literature, you will discover the complex and fascinating relationships between literature, politics and history and study language analysis and language use across different contexts. This three-year degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want.

The course covers how we acquire language, how language works, how societies communicate and over a thousand years of literature, from Beowulf to the present day. You will have the chance to study national and global literature, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing.

You will have the option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) during your second year, further improving your student experience and career prospects.

YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EXPERIENCE

We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your course to your own interests, whether in national and global literature, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing, language analysis, sociolinguistics, the study of dialects or teaching English as a foreign language.

Wales has a rich lyric tradition and Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas. You can get involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.

You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you need, and the English Student Society at Swansea organises a range of lively literary, social and cultural events.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • education
  • marketing
  • social media
  • project administration

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%

    37th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

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