BA English Literature (3 year)

  1. UCAS code:
    Q300
    Duration:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    BBB-BBC
  3. 93% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

As a student of English Language and Literature at Swansea, you will not only analyse a range of literary texts from various contexts and historical periods, but you will also explore the complex relationships between literature, politics and history.

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.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

  • A UNIQUE STUDY EXPERIENCE IN THE UK! New students who are admitted to our BA programmes will be offered Centenary Graduate Scholarships to reward academic achievement. The Excellence and Merit scholarships will be available to EU, UK and International students who have completed a full-time three or four year BA programme, achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme in the College.
  • BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee Excellence scholarship for the MA year. 
  • BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a Merit scholarship and pay £1,000 fees for the MA year.
  • The BA English Literature covers themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day, while also developing your knowledge of critical theory and the diversity of approaches to literature.
  • Optional modules are available in Creative Writing. 
  • Specialist researchers and teachers in Gender and Culture offer modules.
  • In the second year students have the option of a semester abroad in Europe, Hong Kong or the USA.
  • Our students have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • The English 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. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

HE Level 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EN-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Monsters, Theories, Transformations
EN-114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Voices of Poetry
EN-119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Stage Play World
Optional Modules
AND
Elective Modules

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AHT100Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymdeithas Cymru Gyfoes
AM-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The American Experience 1492-2000
AM-112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Contours of American Politics
AM-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to American Literature and Culture
CLC101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology
CLC102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ovids Metamorphoses. The Transformations of Mythology
CLE112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Egyptian Language 1
CLE113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Egyptian Language 2
CLE120Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to ancient Egyptian history and civilisation 1
CLE121Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Egyptian History and Civilisation 2
CLG101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language I
CLG102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Greek Language II
CLG105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IGCSE or equivalent required
CLG106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IIMust be taken with CLG105
CLG125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 1)A-level or equivalent required
CLG126Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 1)Must be taken with CLG125
CLH111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Classical Athens
CLH112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Augustan Rome
CLL101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Latin Language I
CLL102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Latin Language IIMust be taken with CLL101
CLL105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IGCSE or equivalent required
CLL106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IIMust be taken with CLL105
CLL125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 1)A-level or equivalent required
CLL126Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 1)Must be taken with CLE125
CY-108Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Cyflwyno a Chyfathrebu
CY-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Golwg Ar Gymru
CY-116Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Cyflwyno
CY-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Testun a Chyd-destun
CY-130Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyflwyno'r Seiliau
CY-131Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg Ysgrifenedig
CY-132Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cadarnhau'r Seiliau
CY-135Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Llenyddiaeth Gyfoes
CY-136Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Beirniadol
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
CY-150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 3
CY-151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 4
EN-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Monsters, Theories, Transformations
EN-112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Gender in English Literature
EN-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Literature and Society in Medieval Europe.
EN-114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Voices of Poetry
EN-117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Writing: Fiction Genres
EN-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Creative Writing: Styles of Fiction
EN-119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Stage Play World
HUA101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theories of War
HUA102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Warfare in the Modern World
HUP100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
HUP101Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ethics, Justice, and Society
ML-102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern European Film: Themes and Perspectives
ML-104WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hanes a Diwylliant Ewropeaidd
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLA150Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)10Languages for All - Arabic 3
MLA151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 4
MLE100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Modern European Fiction: Texts and Contexts
MLF100ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to French Culture (A)
MLF100AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Cyflwyniad i Astudiaethau Diwylliannol Ffrangeg (A)
MLF100BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introduction to French Culture (B)
MLF100BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Cyflwyniad i Astudiaethau Diwylliannol Ffrengig (B)
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 1 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLF141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 2 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 3
MLF151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 4
MLG100ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to German Culture (A) - 1871 to 1945
MLG100BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introduction to German Culture (B) - Since 1945
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLG150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 3
MLG151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 4
MLI100ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Italian Culture (A)
MLI100BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introduction to Italian Culture (B)
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLI150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 3
MLI151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 4
MLS100ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Hispanic Culture (A)
MLS100AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Cyflwyniad i Astudiaethau Sbaeneg (A)
MLS100BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introduction to Hispanic Culture (B)
MLS100BWStage 2 (Mar - Jun Professional Development)10Cyflwyniad i Astudiaethau Sbaeneg (B)
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 1 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLS141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 2 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 3
MLS151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 4
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2
MLZ150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 3
MLZ151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 4
MS-106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Welsh Society
MS-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Media History
MSP100RSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Public Relations: Strategic Communications
MSS106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Hollywood: A History of American Film
MSW101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Datblygiad Ffilm a Sinema
MSW104Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cyfryngau Ddoe a Heddiw
MSW106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus: Cyfathrebu Strategol
MSW123Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Cyfryngau Allweddol
PO-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
PO-119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics and the People
PO-125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20What is Politics and International Relations?

Year 2 (Level 5)

HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Ways of Reading

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debating Texts: Theory in Literature
EN-237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Exploring the Bloody Chamber: Medieval to Postmodern
AND
Literature in Time

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-242Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Shakespeare in Context(s)
EN-266Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Encounters
AND
Literature in Place

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20No-Man's Land: Literature of the Great War
EN-241Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fragments of Union: The Cultural Making and Breaking of Britain
AND
Literature in Revolution

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution of the Word: Modernism
EN-240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution and Romanticism
AND
Additional Options

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : All students must balance modules to select 60cr in each Teaching Block

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALE200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice
ALE211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Psycholinguistics
ALE218Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discourse Analysis
ALE224Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Corpora and Concordancing
AM-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
AM-215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20American Word/American Image
EN-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
EN-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debating Texts: Theory in Literature
EN-207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution of the Word: Modernism
EN-232Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Poetry
EN-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Writing Fiction
EN-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Drama
EN-237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Exploring the Bloody Chamber: Medieval to Postmodern
EN-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20No-Man's Land: Literature of the Great War
EN-240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution and Romanticism
EN-241Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fragments of Union: The Cultural Making and Breaking of Britain
EN-242Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Shakespeare in Context(s)
EN-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Studying Dialect
EN-266Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Encounters
ENA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sociolinguistics
AND
COAH Electives

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AHT200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Profiad Gwaith
AM-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Crime Story: American Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir
AM-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
AM-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies II:
AM-215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20American Word/American Image
AM-217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic America
AM-218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
AM-231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African America
AM-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Issues in American Politics
AM-240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Paradox of Power: American Foreign Policy
AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and America
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
CY-150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 3
CY-151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 4
CY-210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Cadarnhau
CY-212Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clasuron Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg
CY-213Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Llenyddiaeth Ddiweddar
CY-215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymru a'i Sefydliadau
CY-222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gweithio mewn dwy iaith
CY-280Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Ymarfer
CY-281Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymraeg Proffesiynol
EN-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
EN-232Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Poetry
EN-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Writing Fiction
EN-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Drama
HIH235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Golden Age of Iberia, 1450-1700
HIH267Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of the Mass Media in the United Kingdom
HUA203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital War
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
HUP201Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fundamental Issues in Moral and Political Philosophy
HUP202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
ML-227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Conflict in European Film (Modern Languages route)
ML-242Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Fascisms
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLA150Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)10Languages for All - Arabic 3
MLA151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 4
MLC235ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 2A
MLC235BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 2B
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 1 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLF141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 2 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 3
MLF151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 4
MLF226ASemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20French Cinema Since World War II
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLG150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 3
MLG151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 4
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLI150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 3
MLI151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 4
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 1 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLS141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 2 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 3
MLS151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 4
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2
MLZ150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 3
MLZ151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 4
MS-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising the Media
MS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital Media
MSP200RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Public Relations Theory
MSP201RSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Digital Public Relations Practice
MSS202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of Screen Animation
MSW200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Cyfryngau Ymarferol
MSW202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Y Cyfryngau a Chymdeithas
MSW205Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creu a Chyflwyno Testunau
MSW206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama a Dogfen ar y sgrîn
MSW207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cyfathrebu Digidol
MSW208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theori Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus
PO-203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Anarchy and Order: Issues in World Politics
PO-209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The State and Political Institutions
PO-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to Neoliberalism
PO-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Globalisation
PO-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Elections and Voting
PO-237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Latin American Politics through Film
PO-238Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Normative Models of Democracy: Contemporary Perspectives
PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide
PO-281Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20British Politics and Public Policy

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EN-388Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Power and Performance: 1590 - 1740
EN-389Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolution, Romanticism and Realism
Optional Modules
English Literature options

Choose Minimum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block. * Modules EN-319/EN-3014/EN-306 are designed for those who have done CW at a previous level - contact David Briton to discuss if you wish to join without prior experience.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALE305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20First Language Acquisition
ALE306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Second Language Acquisition
ALE308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Issues in current ELT
ALE316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Language in the Media
AM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary American Fiction
AM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance
EN-3010Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Uncanny places and cyberspaces: Gender and the fantastic
EN-3011Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Discovering old English
EN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Fiction Writing
EN-3016Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Literature and the Metropolis: Representations of London Life 1900-1939
EN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Neo-Victorian Fictions
EN-3019Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Thomas Hardy
EN-3026Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Creative Writing Personal ProjectStudents who select this module cannot also take EN-397 Long Essay.
EN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Dramatic Writing
EN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non Fiction
EN-319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Poetry Writing
EN-334Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Modern Irish Fiction in English
EN-335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20European Fiction and Drama 1850 - 1920
EN-339Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas
EN-374Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising Texts: Shakespeare, Shelley, Bronte, Joyce
EN-376Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Prehistory, History and Language
EN-383Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20W.B. Yeats
EN-390Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Erotics and Exotics of Romantic Orientalism
EN-391Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Wales: Singular noun, plural experience
EN-397Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Long EssayStudents who select this module cannot also take EN-3026 Creative Writing Personal Project.
EN-398Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Masculine and Monstrous in the Middle Ages
AND
COAH Electives

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-300Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Power and Protest in American Political Culture
AM-3123Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20American Slavery: History and Culture, 1619-1865
AM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America and the Bomb
AM-331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Presidency: Leadership and Power
AM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance
AM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and Memory
AM-337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall": America in the 1960s
CY-325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymru a'i Sefydliadau
CY-329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ysgrifennu Creadigol
CY-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cyfieithu
CY-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cerddi'r Ugeinfed Ganrif
CY-346Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beirdd a Thywysogion
CY-351Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Meistroli
EN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Fiction Writing
EN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Dramatic Writing
EN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non Fiction
EN-319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Poetry Writing
HUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of Brazil
HUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
HUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy
HUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of War
HUA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and Cinema
HUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and Superstition
HUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social Sciences
MLC335ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 3A
MLC335BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 3B
MS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and Sexuality
MS-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Digital Media in Context
MS-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Online Journalism
MS-332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama and Documentary on Screen
MSP300RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Strategy, Marketing and Branding
MSW302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama a Dogfen ar y sgrîn
MSW304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Iaith a'r Cyfryngau
MSW305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cynhyrchu Digidol
MSW306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Strategaeth, Brandio a Marchnata
MSW308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfathrebu Corfforaethol
PO-3110Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Visions of Democracy
PO-3117Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and International Development
PO-3119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Quantitative approaches to political and social analysis
PO-345Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global Capitalism
PO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security

Description

English Literature is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging disciplines offered at Swansea University. Our Literature courses cover the entire range of the subject, from Beowulf to Contemporary Fiction. 

Entry Requirements

Our preferred offers for UK applicants are BBB-BBC at A-level with a B in English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature A-level. However, flexible offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate 32-30 points. We ask for Welsh Baccalaureate plus BC at A-level. Access candidates should have 15 Distinctions and 18 Merits.  We require a minimum IELT score of 6.0.

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA Full-time £9,000 £12,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to inflationary increases for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Travel costs for study abroad.

Please see the Studying Elsewhere: Student Funding Issues pdf and also see our study abroad web pages.

Student Quote

"I studied BA English with Creative Writing and MA English at Swansea University, and I now work at Discovery, the student volunteering charity based on campus. I am also a volunteer project coordinator with the same organisation, and run a monthly project for children from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. Having studied English has been incredibly advantageous in these roles, partially because my degrees have provided me with a good command of both written and spoken English. This enables me to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. Throughout my studies, I also gained skills in presenting material to a group, which is particularly useful in my current job, where I am responsible for delivering induction training to new volunteers. Aside from equipping me with practical skills, my English degrees have been influential in the way in which they nurtured my interest in other people and cultures. The discussion of social inequalities inspired by the literature I encountered on my degree courses was partly what drew me towards the kind of work I am now doing in both my paid and voluntary roles with Discovery."

Kirsty Rowles

 

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Gender in Literature

English Literature

Student Video