English Language with a foundation year, explores how language works, and how societies communicate.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
Studying this four-year degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
Almost 98% of English Language Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (97.4% – HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE 2013/14) and our English Language degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English Language 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)
Study a degree programme which has been designed to provide concise and balanced coverage of linguistic theory
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 also have the option to study modules in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
During your foundation year you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree in your second year covering topics such as how language is used in everyday communication, how language has developed over time, the effect of dialect and accent on identity, and the challenge of learning or teaching new languages.
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
During the second year, to enhance your student experience and career prospects, you have the option to study a semester abroad in USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
There are also lots of opportunities on your doorstep too; 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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR 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:
- Education and teaching
- Marketing and social media
- Project administration
- Media and Public Relations
- Speech Therapy