Arts and Humanities: Admissions
Are you interested in International Relations, International Security, International Development and Communication, Development Studies, Politics, Public Policy, Media and Communication, Global Culture, Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History or Literature, Egyptology, Philosophy and Languages? Do you want to study with specialist researchers who are leading International scholars in their fields? Do you want to study near a city, the countryside and the coast? If so, Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is the place for you!
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Arts and Humanities offer Undergraduate courses that include the study of Classics and Classical Civilisation, Egyptology, English Language and Literature, TEFL, Language and Communication, Welsh, European Languages, Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History, Medieval Studies, Media Studies including public and media relations and film studies, Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Economics or Philosophy, Politics and Law, Political Communication (Politics and Media), Translation Studies and War and Society. Our programmes are taught through the medium of English with the exception of Cymraeg/Welsh. English, History, Media and Modern Languages offer modules taught through the medium of Welsh. For most subjects our entry requirements are BBC at A level or equivalent qualifications, with a B in a relevant subject. Entry requirements for PPE and PPL are ABB at A level or equivalent.
Weblinks to: American Studies, Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, Cymraeg, English Language, English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, English Literature, History, Media and Communication, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Philosophy, Politics and Law (PPL), Translation Studies and War and Society.
Undergraduate Students from who are studying all subject areas at Swansea University are able to study Languages For All i.e. beginners language in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Welsh - Languages For All Leaflet
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POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT MASTERS DEGREES
The College offers full-time (one year) or part-time (two or three years) MA programmes. For information on programme content and entry requirements, please visit individual webpages:
Weblinks to: MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture; MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture; MA in Ancient Narrative Literature; MA in Classics; MA in Comparative Journalism; ; MA in Creative Writing; MA in Development and Human Rights; MA in Digital Media; MA in Early Modern History; MA in English Language Studies; MA in English Literature; Erasmus Mundus: Journalism and Media within Globalization: the European Perspective ; European MA in Translation with Language Technology; European MA in Literary Translation; MA in Gender and Culture; MA in History; MA in International Communication and Development; MA in International Relations; MA in International Security and Development; MA in Literary Translation; MA in Medieval Studies; MA in Modern History; MA in Politics; MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR); MA in Public Policy; MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL); MA Chinese-English Translation and Language Teaching; MA in Translation and Interpreting; MA in Translation with Language Technology; MA in Welsh Writing in English; and the MA in War and Society.
(Please click on Arts and Humanities Admissions at the top of the MA pages below to navigate back to this page)
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES
The College offers MA by Research, MPhil and PhD study. Information is available on the College Graduate Centre webpages. Please refer to our Faculty search pages for information on research interests and areas of supervision or review the documents below.
PhD entry requirements are an upper second degree plus a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. M.Phil and Master’s by Research applicants must have a minimum of 2.1 at undergraduate level. Students may enrol in September, January, April or July.
All students in the College have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University. Personal Tutors meet their students on a regular basis and the tutor can then be contacted when required. The Personal Tutor is assigned to the student for the whole of their degree programme. If the Personal Tutor is unable to assist students will be directed to more appropriate University support services.
HOW TO APPLY
Prospective students who are interested in studying an undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Masters degrees in Arts and Humanities please visit the subject admissions pages through the links above or on the right for full information on courses available, entry requirements and programme content. UK/EU applicants who intend to undertake Undergraduate study should apply through UCAS. International applicants can apply for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study direct to the University. Applicants who intend to undertake Postgraduate study candidates can also apply direct to the University.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Many Arts and Humanities undergraduate degree programmes offer the opportunity of studying abroad. If you study a single or joint degree in Modern Languages you will study for a year in the Country of the language. American Studies single and joint honours students have the opportunity to study for a full year in the USA. History and Classics students have the opportunity of studying for a full year or a semester in Europe or the USA. English Language and Literature students can study in Australia, Europe and the USA and if you study Politics and International Relations you can study for a semester in Europe or the USA or Hong Kong. For further information, please visit the Study Abroad webpage.
COMMUNITY STUDY PROJECTS, INTERNSHIPS AND RESOURCES
Undergraduate students studying Politics or PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) have the option of an internship with the Welsh Assembly Government. View the weblink to see Jo Edwards talking about studying at the Welsh Assembly. Undergraduate students studying Ancient History or Egyptology have access to study archaeological objects from the Wellcome Collection of Egyptian antiquities housed at the University's Egypt Centre. Egyptology students also have the option of studying a practical module at the Egypt Centre. Media Studies undergraduate students have the option of an internships and access to journalists who are based on campus. Media and modern language students benefit from our facilities, including our labs where you can access a vast range of foreign language channels and our collection of foreign language films housed in the library. Students from the Arts and Humanities teach literacy skills at local primary schools and early next year volunteers from our Latin students will teach a 'Literacy through Latin' course to year 5 and 6 pupils at a local primary school. MA students studying Translation and Language Technology and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) have the option of studying a practical project with local business.
PLACEMENT SCHEME FOR VISITING STUDENTS FROM THE USA: Over the past ten years we have built up a broad choice of placements to offer visiting American students taking module AMX 318. The following information provides an overview of our most popular placement choices...
STAFF/STUDENT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
The College of Arts and Humanities Staff-Student Consultative Committee meets once each teaching block. The Committee is central to communication between staff and students within the College. Prior to the College Meetings, Student Representatives meet at Departmental level, to discuss issues raised by their fellow departmental students and to decide which issues need to go forward to the College Staff-Student Meetings. The Staff-Student Committee is a sub-committee of the College Learning and Teaching Committee.
Students in Arts and Humanities are members of Student Societies. There are student societies for subjects and Countries. The Societies organise social events and celebrate festivals. For further information, visit the Student Union Societies website.
BEYOND YOUR DEGREE!
The general skills acquired through studying an Arts and Humanities Degree will be welcomed by employers. Arts and Humanities graduates make an invaluable and irreplaceable contribution to the economy and are crucial in supporting world-leading creative industries sectors. In addition to learning about specific aspects of culture, civilisations, history, literature, languages, media and communication, politics, people, places or events and social issues, students are able to develop research and inquiry skills which can be used in many different careers. Some graduates go on to study Masters and PhD degrees and many PhD graduates have a career in Academia in Institutions in the UK, EU and Internationally.
Our graduates are employed in diverse and dynamic vocations such as marketing, sales and advertising; commercial, industrial and public Sectors; education; business, law and finance; art, design and culture; journalism, media and PR; creative and professional writing; sport; social and welfare professions; heritage and tourism; government and politics; foreign affairs and diplomatic corps; humanitarian organisations; teaching english as a foreign language and some are employed as translators. Please have a look at the Graduate profiles included in the subject admissions pages through the weblinks above or on the right and the videos below:.
Weblink to Arts and Humanities videos.
Swansea, Wales' second biggest city is known for its close association with several celebrities both past and present, namely Dylan Thomas, the modern-day actress Catherine Zeta Jones, also actor Michael Sheen from nearby Port Talbot and classical-popular singer Katherine Jenkins from Neath. During its 19th century industrial heyday, Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'. Swansea City Centre is a great place to shop and is recognised as a regional shopping centre for South West Wales. It hosts many big high street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades. There are many pubs and wine bars centralised around the city's vibrant cafe quarter at Wind Street and lots of cosmopolitan restaurants.
Swansea City Football Club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2011 made Swansea the first Welsh team to play in the division since its formation in 1992.
Swansea is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula. The Gower Peninsula is both beautiful and unspoilt. It is famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches and is a favourite destination for walkers and surfers. Notably, Gower was one of the first places designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' under the Act of 1949. For history lovers, the area boasts many ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles, shipwrecks and landmarks including Arthur's Stone, Giants Grave burial chamber and Pennard Castle. Stone Age artefacts have been discovered in Gower caves, including the oldest dated modern human remains ever discovered in Britain.
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