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

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 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 English Language (with a Year Abroad) at Swansea University

Course Overview

As a student of English Language and Literature at Swansea, you will not only analyse a range of literary texts from various contexts and historical periods, but you will also explore the complex relationships between literature, politics and history whilst considering how words combine to inspire us and move us, to persuade, encourage and amuse us - or even how we acquire language in the first place.

The Department of English Language and Literature is ranked 7th in the UK within the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014), gaining a score of 100% for the social impact of its research activities.

Key features

  • During Level One, you will develop a command of the basic methods, principles and vocabulary for describing, analysing and interpreting language and language use. 
  • At Level Two, your knowledge and understanding of language use will be developed.
  • Students will spend a year abroad.
  • During the final year you will be encouraged to undertake more independent and specialised work, allowing you to explore the area of applied language studies of most interest to you.
  • Optional modules are available in TEFL or Creative Writing.
  • Specialist researchers and teachers in Gender and Culture offer modules.
  • 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.
  • Students have the option of taking part in the College of Arts and Humanities Literacy programme with Local primary schools through the Schools Literacy Scheme with Swansea City Local Education Authority.

Course description

Students will study six modules, three in English Language and three in English Literature.

English Language Single and Joint Honours programmes are intended for students who wish to deepen and extend their understanding of the English language as well as of language and communication more generally, and to study the interdisciplinary field of linguistics with an eye on its applications.  The Department offers Single Honours Degrees in English Language, TEFL and Language and Communication and also Joint Honours degrees with Literature, European Languages and other Arts and Humanities subjects. Students take the year abroad in Australia, Europe or the USA in the third year of study. 

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 study4 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.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

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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