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

Swansea University

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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 14050 per year

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About English Language and Media (with a Year Abroad) at Swansea University

Course Overview

The BA English Language and Media with a Year Abroad allows the study of print and broadcast media to cinema and television, digital publishing, social networking, and public relations, the media increasingly defines the way we interact with our society. Media and Communication is ranked in the top 20 of the Guardian University League Tables 2016.
The English Language component looks at ways of analysing language knowledge and language use across contexts. Opportunities offered to students include the chance to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) during year 2, subject to interview. On this degree scheme you will spend a year studying abroad.
Together with English Literature, English Language 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

  • Media and communication incorporate distinct pathways in media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media.
  • The programme combines the study of history, theory and practice that incorporates skills and techniques relevant to the modern digital media, digital journalism, creative digital practice; video production; radio production; film and public relations industries. 
  • Students have the option of taking a study trip/field project module.
  • Students will study abroad for a year. Opportunities change annually, but in the past, partner countries have included: China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, France and Germany.
  • The English Language component provides a comprehensive grounding in the principles and terminology used in the study and analysis of language.
  • Students have the option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language. Places are limited, subject to academic progression and students will have to undertake an interview process similar to PGCE interview.  
  • Students also have the opportunity to develop their programming skills through the development of computer-assisted language learning materials.
  • Students receive thorough training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data.
  • 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.

Course description

The BA English Language and Media degree gives you the opportunity to study the interdisciplinary field of media and communication through distinct pathways in digital media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media. 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. Students study six modules, three in Media and Communication and three in English Language.

The English language modules look at ways of analysing language knowledge and language use across contexts and time, including:

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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 £14,050

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. 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 BTEC Diploma DMM; 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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