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English Language and Media 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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

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 three-year BA English Language and Media degree 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 two, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA, 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.The degree is also available as a four-year course with a year abroad, studying in an overseas university (PQ00).Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-language/ba-mediaenglish-pq91/**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.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,850per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

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

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 97

    32nd out of 100 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    134 67%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    6th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    1st

    40
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%

    34th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    36th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    60th

    9

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