Single and Joint Honours English Literature programmes
English Literature offers three Single Honours Undergraduate Degree Programmes:
BA English Literature
The Single Honours English degree, taught by leading specialists in their fields, offers students traditional coverage of the literary canon while also exploring dynamic theoretical approaches to texts.
BA English with Gender
This interdisciplinary programme examines the representation of gender in culture and society. Students consider how portrayals of gender reflect, challenge or perpetuate cultural values and ideologies.
BA English with Creative Writing
The BA English Literature with Creative Writing is a Single Honours degree, 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.
Joint Honours/Combined Honours
English Literature programmes are offered with American Studies, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Modern and Classical Language, Geography, History, English Language, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Politics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Welsh.
BA English Literature module information:
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
We welcome all enquiries and applications. Our preferred offers for Single and Joint Honours are normally BBC at ‘A’ Level (excluding AS and General Studies) with a B in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language or equivalent. However, meetings/interviews with staff on UCAS visit days may allow us to make flexible offers. Candidates pursuing Scottish Highers, the Irish Leaving Certificate, Access courses, the International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate or Welsh Baccalaureate qualifications, are also eligible. Swansea University has one of the best records in the UK for facilitating access to higher education for disabled students.
We welcome applications from candidates with non-traditional qualifications and applicants from outside the United Kingdom. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate, a typical offer would be 30 points. International candidates studying for American qualifications would have obtained their High School Diploma; in addition to this we normally look for a minimum of 550 in each part of the SAT reasoning and subject tests (or 1650 overall) and/or a minimum IELT score of 6.0.
VISIT DAYS AND OFFERS
We normally make offers according to the information contained in your UCAS form. We look at the subjects studied, your predicted grades, reference and your personal statement and this allows us to make a flexible offer to you. If our Admissions Tutor decides to make you an offer, we will then invite you to attend a visit day where you will have the chance to meet staff and students who will answer any questions you may have about English Literature courses and what it is like studying and living at Swansea. Our first year intake is approximately one hundred and fifty students and preference is given to candidates who have made Swansea their first-choice university by firmly accepting our offer.
HOW IT WORKS
Our degrees are built around "compulsory" and "optional" modules. Year 1 compulsory modules give you a firm grounding of topics and themes in the subject area and at year 2 and 3, students are encouraged to undertake more independent and specialised work. Our students have an academic adviser who is responsible for guiding them along an academic pathway which takes into account the requirements of the degree schemes and the individual's interests.
Application, Funding and Accommodation Information
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