Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
English Literature and French 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
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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).
English Literature and French with a Year Abroad at Swansea University is an exciting and challenging course. You will study centuries of English literature and discover the rich culture that makes France an international centre of the arts.
This course opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want. You will also have the opportunity to live and study or work in France.
Course content stretches from national and global literatures including Renaissance writings, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing to French language, fiction, translation and language teaching. You will become a scholar of 21st century France’s role in Europe and the wider world.
Why English Literature and French at Swansea?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula.
Ranked 16th in the UK for Career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2020
Ranked 7th in the UK for research - Research Excellence Framework 2014
Our English literature lecturers and professors are internationally-recognised writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed. You will learn from research experts who specialise in subjects such as film, gender studies, literature, theatre studies and translation.
In your third year, you will have the opportunity to live in France and study at a university, teach or gain work experience.
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you specialise in your preferred subjects and shape your course to match your interests, whether in national and global literatures, Renaissance, 19th century or contemporary literature, Gothic and genre fiction, creative and professional writing or French history, language, literature, film, translation or teaching.
Swansea’s thriving English Student Society and French Society both organise social and cultural events. There is a vibrant campus culture for French students including regular meet ups for practising conversational French. You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need. You can spend your third year studying, teaching or working in France.
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.