Wales has a rich lyric tradition and Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas. So come to Swansea University to explore English Literature and Welsh.
The course ranges from the poetry of protest, story-tellers, Welsh playwriting and the legal status of the Welsh language to national and global literatures, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, contemporary fiction, gender and culture as well as creative and professional writing.
You will also study the Welsh language past and present, working in two languages, translation and multiculturalism. You have the chance to explore centuries of Welsh literature, from the 14th century poet Dafydd a Gwilym to the contemporary verse of Mererid Hopwood.
You can also get involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND WELSH (A PATHWAY FOR SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS) 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)
- Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
100% of our Welsh research is of an international standard or higher (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Our lecturers and professors are established writers whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed. The department has two chief poets and winners of the Book of the Year competitions in Wales.
In 2017 and 2018, two recent graduates of this course won the main Learner’s Prize at the Urdd Eisteddfod, the annual Welsh-language youth festival of literature, music and performing arts.
You can apply for the Coleg Cymraeg Main Scholarship of £3,000 as well as our general scholarships.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND WELSH (A PATHWAY FOR SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS) EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your course to your interests. These could be Gothic and genre fiction, gender and culture, renaissance literature, national and global literatures, modernity and contemporary writing, 19th century literature, creative and professional writing, how language works, Welsh literature from the 14th century to the present day, Welsh playwriting, protest poetry, story-tellers or the legal status of the Welsh language.
You can get involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales. We have a strong, campus-based community and our English organises a range of literary, social and cultural events.
You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral or academic support you need and work placements to further boost your career prospects.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND WELSH (A PATHWAY FOR SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English Literature at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2016). 91% of our graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14).
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- language planning
- youth work
- public services