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Politics and English 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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you are interested in studying literature themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day, while also developing your knowledge of critical theory and the diversity of approaches to literature alongside Politics then this is the degree for you. Our English Literature and Politics degree programme offers you the opportunity to:• Cover English Literature themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day, while also developing your knowledge of critical theory and the diversity of approaches to literature.• Study optional modules in Creative Writing. • Study optional modules in Gender and Culture with specialist researchers and lecturers.• Study a 'Parliamentary Studies" module which includes sessions with members of parliament and the House of Lords, visits to the Palace of Westminster. Staff from the Houses of Parliament will deliver some classes and will be available to act as informal project advisors if you decide to take the follow on Dissertation in parliamentary studies module.Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, widely regarded by many literary scholars as one of the Twentieth Century's most influential lyrical poets, and amongst the finest as such of all time.97% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduating according to the latest DLHE 2015 figures. Our Employability Officer supports our students with information and advice which is backed up by the University’s Careers Service and Work Placement Team. All students have access to events, workshops and employer talks, including an annual conference for students in June to support final year students with the transition into the world of work.During your third year you will have the opportunity to study abroad for a year at one of our many partner institutions across the world, enhancing your student experience and boosting your career prospects.Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. We are proud of the variety and quality of the teaching that we offer to undergraduates and post graduates which is informed by our and research, much of it world-leading. Please visit our course page for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-literature/ba-englitpol-lq23/#key-features=is-expandedWe 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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£ 16,100per year

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UCAS Points : 120

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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

    32nd out of 100 6

    35th out of 86 1

  • 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
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 56%

    43rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    15th

    3

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