English Literature and History is a diverse and challenging course which stretches from medieval to modern times.
This course seeks to answer some provocative questions and opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills wanted by employers.
You will have the chance to explore national and global literatures including Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century and contemporary literature, creative and professional writing or medieval Europe, modern medicine or the Cold War.
You also have the opportunity for a semester abroad in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore – an exciting and rewarding experience, which will further enhance your career prospects.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY 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).
History at Swansea is ranked in the top 30 for research quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has 93% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017).
You can spend a semester studying abroad in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY EXPERIENCE
You can choose from a wide range of modules in English literature, creative writing and history to shape your course to match your interests.
Topics available can include: national and global literature from Beowulf to the present day, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing as well as modern British social history, the history of religion, health and medicine, gender and women’s history, cultural history, the history and memory of war and conflict, public history and heritage.
Swansea has thriving, student-run societies for both English and History graduates with lively social and cultural events.
You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral or academic support you may need.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY 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 graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- media and public relations
- public services