English Language explores how language works and how societies communicate. Studying this three-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 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)
This programme 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.
In year 3, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff. Some of our students’ work is showcased at our annual conference and published in international journals.
YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
During the second year of your degree, to enhance your student experience and career prospects, you have the option to study a semester abroad in USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
If you prefer to stay closer to home there are plenty of other opportunities, 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 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