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Medieval Studies 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


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our single honours programme in Medieval Studies offers you an opportunity to engage with the Middles Ages through covering history, literature and languages. Through group work, debate, written exercises and essays, and in-class discussion you will come to understand the key themes and debates in medieval history and literature, and will be offered the opportunity to practice your practical language skills. Our programme draws from a variety of teaching and assessment methods to offer you the opportunity to engage with the Middle Ages dynamically, with access to a range of subject specialisms in History, Medieval History, English Literature, Classics and Ancient History, and Ancient Languages.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, our course places flexibility and optionality at its core, supporting you to gain the skills required for both academic and non-academic graduate employment in areas. Our focus is to develop you as a communicator, researcher, leader and team-player.History/Medieval Studies at Swansea achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Medieval Studies graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as heritage, arts administration, teaching, archive work, journalism, copywriting, civil service, and further graduate studies.You will also have the option of studying a semester abroad in your second year, or a Year Abroad. A variety of destinations and experiences are on offer (study at a university abroad, work placement, volunteering, etc.) with the aim of enhancing intercultural awareness and life skills. Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold).All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments.**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

25 January

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University information

Swansea University

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  • 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

    16th out of 33 10

    19th out of 25 1

    32nd out of 91 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    125 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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