Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
English Language and Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
At least one of the referees should be a lecturer or professor from their course
About The Program
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
As a student of English Language and Literature, you will discover the complex and fascinating relationships between literature, politics and history and study language analysis and language use across different contexts. This three-year degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want.
The course covers how we acquire language, how language works, how societies communicate and over a thousand years of literature, from Beowulf to the present day. You will have the chance to study national and global literature, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing.
You will have the option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) during your second year, further improving your student experience and career prospects.
Why English Language and Literature at Swansea?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English Literature at Swansea is ranked:
Ranked 16th in the UK for Career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2020
Ranked 7th in the UK for research - Research Excellence Framework 2014
English is ranked 7th in the UK for its research quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
You will learn from experienced, established writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed and our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research.
In the second year, you will have the opportunity to take the highly respected CELTA qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language. You will also have the option of a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
Some of our students have been published in international journals and presented at international conferences.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with AAB plus EPQ B.