English Literature and French with a Year Abroad at Swansea University is an exciting and challenging course. You will study centuries of English literature and discover the rich culture that makes France an international centre of the arts.
This course opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want. You will also have the opportunity to live and study or work in France.
Course content stretches from national and global literatures including Renaissance writings, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing to French language, fiction, translation and language teaching. You will become a scholar of 21st century France’s role in Europe and the wider world.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND FRENCH AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English Literature at Swansea is ranked 2nd in the UK for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2016).
Our English literature lecturers and professors are internationally-recognised writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed. You will learn from research experts who specialise in subjects such as film, gender studies, literature, theatre studies and translation.
In your third year, you will have the opportunity to live in France and study at a university, teach or gain work experience.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND FRENCH EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you specialise in your preferred subjects and shape your course to match your interests, whether in national and global literatures, Renaissance, 19th century or contemporary literature, Gothic and genre fiction, creative and professional writing or French history, language, literature, film, translation or teaching.
Swansea’s thriving English Student Society and French Society both organise social and cultural events. There is a vibrant campus culture for French students including regular meet ups for practising conversational French.
You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need.
You can spend your third year studying, teaching or working in France.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND FRENCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and one of only six official United Nations languages.
Over 97% of our English Single and Joint Honours graduates are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14).
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- social media
- project administration
- humanitarian work
- translation and interpretation
- public services