Our English and Gender degree will give you an in-depth understanding of how gender plays a critical role in the lives of women and men, helping you develop a range of transferable skills which are valued by employers.
You will explore literature that influences the cultural and social construction of gender, through the experiences and contributions of women and men to society.
You will be taught by experienced writers whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed, as well as academic staff internationally recognized for their research.
You can also spend a semester studying in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH GENDER AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English at Swansea is ranked:
- 2nd for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2016)
- 7th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
- Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times and Good University Guide 2018)
Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, one of the 20th century’s most influential lyrical poets, and you will have the opportunity to be involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.
You will also have the option of a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and career prospects.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH GENDER EXPERIENCE
You can tailor your degree to your own interests, and you will be taught by experienced writers with established reputations whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed and by academic staff internationally recognized for their research.
You will also have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the English Student Society at Swansea organises a range of literary, social and cultural events.
ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH GENDER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Over 97% of our English Single and Joint Honours graduates are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (97.4% – HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14) and English Literature at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2016).
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Media and public relations
- Project administration
- Public services