Professor Elwen Evans QC
BA (Honours) Humanities (Part-time)
The part-time BA (Honours) Humanities Degree is an innovative, dynamic and flexible programme where students gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Humanities subject areas. The Degree prepares students for challenging and rewarding roles in a wide variety of sectors or postgraduate study.
- You will be taught on a part-time basis during the day or evening at Swansea University Singleton Campus and at community locations in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, where you will have the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment that meets your needs.
- You will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules.
- You will be taught by expert academics in their field through lectures, tutorials and seminars, and assessed using a wide range of methods.
- During your studies, you will acquire an extensive range of transferable skills, where specialist staff will support you to make future choices on employment and/or postgraduate study.
- BA (Honours) Humanities – 6 years
Students are able to study in the evening at Swansea University Singleton Campus or during the day at a community venue*:
- Swansea University, Singleton Campus, Swansea SA2 8PP 30-8.30pm
- 10am-12pm in the community. Due to COVID, community venues have not yet been confirmed.
Semester 1: 20/09/2021 – 21/01/2022 (including Christmas vacation)
Semester 2: 24/01/2022 - 01/06/2022 (including Easter vacation)
Typical subject areas over the duration of the programme include:
Academic Writing and Research Skills
Level 4 Year One Modules 2021-22
Please Note: Level 4 modules are offered on Singleton Campus in the evening and in the community in the day, in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot (subject to COVID regulations). Not all subjects will be available at all venues. Venues may change from module to module. Some changes may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. All modules run subject to viable student numbers. We will endeavour at all times to keep prospective students informed appropriately.
All students will take the compulsory module, Academic Writing and Skills Development, along with one subject module in Semester One and one subject module in Semester Two
Academic Writing and Skills Development (20 Credits)
This compulsory module runs through semesters one and two. It takes a blended learning approach which provides you with the skills and attributes you will need to be successful at degree level. You will work independently through an online module and attend face-to-face seminars in person and via Zoom.
You will also be allocated an academic mentor, who will work with you to help you to meet your learning goals. You will be encouraged to develop a questioning and reflective approach, learn how to structure an essay, write academically and avoid plagiarism.
Over the first two years of level 4, you will have the opportunity to study introductions to all the available subjects, so that you can make a decision about which TWO subjects you want to study for the rest of the degree. This year’s modules will be introductions to Sociology and History
Semester 1 Module - Individuals and Society
This sociology module explores the relationship between society and the individual, with the aim of introducing students to a series of key concepts and debates across a series of areas of contemporary social life. We focus in particular on divisions in society as focal points for understanding how social factors affect individuals’ identities, priorities, choices and life chances. The module serves as a foundation for years 2 and 3, giving students vital conceptual tools and showing how they can be applied across a series of key issues, themes and contexts.
Semester Two Module - What is History?
History is an imprecise art, and what historians say and write about the past is not the same as what actually happened. This module will introduce students to the study and presentation of the past. It will focus on developing the skills students will need to work within History modules over the course of their study at Swansea University. It will offer an overview of how history as an academic discipline has changed over time. Students will consider the following broad topics: how to read, think and write as a historian; how to approach primary and secondary sources; understanding historiography and historiographical shifts; thinking critically about how the past is used in the public sphere; and reflecting on how the study of history will equip students with skills beyond the immediate discipline.
At the end of level 4, you will choose TWO subjects to study at levels 5 and 6 (Years 3-6) Please note that new subjects will be joining the degree in 2022.
Typical Modules offered at Levels 5 and 6 PLEASE NOTE: Modules change on an annual basis.
Ways of Reading: Approaches to Literature, Film and Culture
Language and Style in Literature, Film and Popular Culture
From Page to Screen: Literature and Adaptation
Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23
The History of Towns and Cities
Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
The Family and Children: Ethics and Policy
Globalised Society: Living Local, Being Global
Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Tuition fees for academic year 2021/22 are £2,625
- Eligible students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.
- Means-tested course grants up to £5,111.25 to help with costs. For further information visit: Student Finance Wales
- Money@CampusLife administers a number of financial award funds which are in place to help students experiencing financial difficulties during their studies. For details contact
Please note that funding is subject to change
You do not need formal qualifications as all applications are considered on their own merit. Applicants must complete an application form and submit a personal statement of up to 500 words by 12th September 2021*
You may be able to use previous undergraduate level credits or prior learning which we consider appropriate and relevant. Applications for credit exemption must be made before 31 August 2020 and can only be taken into account if your qualifications were gained within the last five years.
To request an application pack, please Email
*Late applications may be considered, please contact us if you wish to apply outside this time-frame.
Humanities students will acquire an extensive range of transferable skills which can be applied to future employment and postgraduate study. Employability is a key feature of your studies and you will be supported by specialist staff who will enable you to make informed choices about future goals. The part-time BA (Honours) Humanities Degree will prepare you for an exciting and challenging career in a wide range of sectors as well as postgraduate study:
Graduate Salary £20,000-£42,000
Our graduates have careers in:
- Policy and Research Assistant
- Integration Officer
- Support Worker
- Sessional Counsellor
- Area Manager
- Team Leader
- Postgraduate Student
- Project Manager
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This site contains information on the BA (Honours) Humanities (part-time) Degree programme that Swansea University intends to run for students who are planning to start university in the autumn of 2020/21. We have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is both helpful and accurate at the date of production. However, some changes may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. We will endeavour at all times to keep prospective students informed appropriately. All modules run subject to viable student numbers.