English Literature is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging disciplines we offer and studying this four-year BA cultivates sensitivity towards language and opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
After progression from the foundation year, you will have the chance to explore over a thousand years of literature, from Beowulf to the present day.
Our course covers national and global literature including Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature and contemporary fiction. Other topics include gender and culture, creative and professional writing.
You will have the chance to spend a semester studying in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and career prospects.
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR 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)
- Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times and Complete University Guide 2018)
You will learn from experienced, established writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed and our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research.
You will also have the option of a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
Our BA (Hons) English Literature with Foundation Year degree will give you an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a four-year undergraduate integrated degree.
You will learn how to improve your oral and writing skills, investigate and obtain information, present your ideas in a range of formats, solve problems and make informed decisions.
During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree course in your second year and can shape your studies to your interests. Our varied and flexible course content covers national and global literatures, gender and culture, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature through to modernity and contemporary writing as well as creative and professional writing.
Wales has a rich lyric tradition and Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas. You can get involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.
ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English Literature at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects (The Guardian Good University Guide 2016).
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