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

Swansea University

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Course options

  • 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

Study our highly regarded English Literature and Politics degree to discover a diverse, challenging course and reflect on how politics influences literature.

You will have the option of a semester in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore during your second year to experience life abroad and enhance your career prospects.

Explore a range of topics stretching from Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, contemporary fiction, gender, culture, creative and professional writing to political theory and philosophy, British and European politics, democracy and public policy.

We offer varied and flexible course content so that you can tailor your degree to your interests. As you progress through your course, you can choose to specialise in your preferred subjects.

English at Swansea is ranked 7th in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and in the top 15 for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).

POLITICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

97% of our English Joint Honours graduates are in work six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14).

Graduating with this internationally recognised degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a range of careers. Our English Literature and Politics graduates are truly international and employed around the world in a wide range of sectors including:

  • education
  • marketing
  • social media
  • project administration

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,650per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

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

    36th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%

    37th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 53%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    12th

    35

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