Our English Literature and German with a Year Abroad degree is an exciting and challenging course, which course opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills that employers value.
You can explore national and global literatures including Renaissance writings, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing together with the language, culture, history, cinema and literature of modern Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
You can further enhance your career prospects by spending a year in Germany.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND GERMAN 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)
German at Swansea has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research and you have the opportunity to live in Germany in your third year to study at a university, teach in a school or gain work experience.
Our staff are experienced writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed, internationally-recognised academic staff and research experts who specialise in history, film, gender studies, literature, theatre studies and translation. You will also have the opportunity to study in Germany for a year.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND GERMAN EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content so that you can specialise in your preferred subjects and tailor your English Literature and German with a Year Abroad degree to your interests.
Course content ranges from national and global literatures, Renaissance, 19th century and contemporary literature, Gothic and genre fiction, creative and professional writing to German history, language, literature, film, translation and teaching.
You will have an academic mentor if you need any pastoral or academic support and you have the chance to experience living in Germany for a year.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND GERMAN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Over 97% of our English Single and Joint Honours graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14).
Our English and German course graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- archives, heritage and museums
- media and public relations
- public services