English Language and Spanish, with a year abroad, explores how language works and how societies communicate. You will study the rich diversity of Hispanic history, politics, literature and film.
Studying this four-year degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
96% of English Language and TESOL Graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015) and our English Language and Spanish degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND SPANISH AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English Language and Spanish is highly rated by students and employers:
- Ranked 7th in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
In year 2, you have the option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language
You will be taught by research experts who specialise in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies and translation
You will have access to our state-of-the-art Applied Linguistics research lab, including an eye-tracker and reaction time software.
Welsh medium modules are available
YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND SPANISH EXPERIENCE
Throughout your four-year degree, which has been designed to provide concise and balanced coverage of linguistic theory, you will have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance. You will acquire concentrated language proficiency and the knowledge of specialised business, legal or scientific/technical language.
You will spend your third year in Spain perfecting your language skills where you can either study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business. There are also lots of other opportunities closer to home to enhance your student experience and career prospects.
The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) provides a network for linking students with employers, ranging from employer talks and workshops through to student led networking events.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND SPANISH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in The Guardian Good University Guide 2016.
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Teaching English as a foreign language
- Media and Public Relations
- Business translation
- Speech and language therapy