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.
- 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.
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.