English Literature and American Studies (BA (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13300 per year

All study options

About English Literature and American Studies at Swansea University

Course Overview

American Studies and English Literature is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging disciplines offered at university. Both subjects have had a profound influence on social, political and cultural movements in the past and the present.

Key features

  • American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree programme which includes the study of American Literature, History and Politics.
  • English Literature covers themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day. 
  • Optional modules are available in Creative Writing. 
  • Specialist researchers and teachers of Gender offer modules.
  • Students have the option of a semester abroad in the USA in the second year of study.
  • Our students have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • The American Studies and English Societies organise literary, social and cultural events. Follow them on Twitter or follow the Siren, English student blog.
  • American Studies is ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Read more here.

Course description

American Studies and English Literature is a well-established programme.  Students study six modules a year, 3 in American Studies and 3 in English Literature. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13300 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,300

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent including a B in English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature A-level or A-level Creative Writing. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

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