On the English Literature and Medieval Studies course you will explore a diverse and challenging range of topics stretching from the early-medieval period to the present day.
You will learn to analyse a range of literary texts from various historical periods and contexts and explore the complex relationship between literature, politics and history.
The course opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers value.
You will also have the option of taking a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore in your second year.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES 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 Good University Guide 2016)
- 7th in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
The Department of English Language and Literature is ranked:
The university has a team of leading experts in the field and Swansea lies at the heart of a region studded with the remains of the medieval past. It’s an excellent base from which to explore magnificent castles such as Pembroke, Manorbier and Kidwelly or the fine churches and fortresses of the nearby Gower Peninsula.
You also have the chance to study a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES 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, whether in national and global literatures, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century and contemporary literature.
You will also study Anglo-Saxon literature, the poetry of Chaucer, the troubled reign of King John and discover how English, Welsh and French identities were forged in wars and rivalries during the Middle Ages.
We offer varied and flexible course content so that you can tailor your degree to your interests. As you progress through your course, you can choose to specialise in your preferred subjects.
You can experience life in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore by taking a semester in your second year.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English Literature at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects (The Guardian Good University Guide 2016) and 94% of our Medieval Studies graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2013/14).
Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in English will put you in a great position to succeed in a range of careers. You will develop excellent oral and writing skills and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. The course teaches strong research and analytical skills, the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions. You will also learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All this expertise will ensure you can compete very successfully in the job market.
- Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- social media
- project administration