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English Language 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

Studying English Language gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, and this four-year BA degree with a year abroad 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.Year three you will spend abroad, studying at a university in Europe or the USA, further enhancing 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. 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.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-language/ba-englishlanguage-q311/**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

15 January 2020

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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 has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

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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