English Literature and Spanish with a Year Abroad is an exciting and challenging course which opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills that employers want.
You will have the chance to explore national and global literatures including Renaissance writings, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature and contemporary fiction. Other topics include gender and culture, creative and professional writing.
You will also become a scholar of the rich language, history and culture of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The course covers contemporary Spanish politics, 20th and 21st century Spanish and Catalan literature as well as translation and teaching.
You can further enhance your career prospects by spending a year in a Spanish-speaking country.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND SPANISH 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).
Iberian languages are ranked in the UK Top-20 for graduate prospects and teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).
Our English literature lecturers and professors are experienced writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed and our Hispanic Studies staff specialise in research areas such as contemporary Spanish politics and Latin American literature.
In your third year, you will have the opportunity to live in Spain or Latin America and study at a university, teach or gain work experience.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND SPANISH EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your English Literature and Spanish with a Year Abroad 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 Spanish history, language, literature, film, translation or teaching.
Swansea’s thriving, student-run English and Spanish student societies both organise social and cultural events.
There is a vibrant campus culture for students of Spanish and you will meet Spanish-speaking students who are studying at Swansea at part of the Erasmus exchange programme, as well as Hispanic Studies students from a variety of courses and levels.
You will also have an academic mentor if you need any pastoral or academic support.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND SPANISH 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:
- social media
- project administration