The BA English with Creative Writing enables students to gain practical experience of many forms of writing for the public including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction. This is taught alongside a thorough grounding in the history, traditions and theory of English Literature.
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.
- The programme is taught by experienced writers with established reputations whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed and also academic staff internationally recognized for their research.
- Drama writing is a particular strength and includes writing for radio and writing for the visual media.
- In the second year students have the option of a semester abroad in Hong Kong or the USA.
- The Department has a close collaboration with the Dylan Thomas Centre. We also have a close relationship with National Theatre Wales.
- 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 English Student Society at Swansea organises literary, social and cultural events. Follow them on Twitter or follow the Siren, English student blog.
- Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, widely regarded by many literary scholars as one of the Twentieth Century's most influential lyrical poets, and amongst the finest as such of all time.
The programme offers modules in poetry, drama, non-fiction and fiction, screenwriting, writing for television and radio, and the opportunity to pursue a personal project.