Study Media and English Literature with us and you will learn practical and transferable skills to equip you for an exciting career in the media or related fields, as well as knowledge of literature and writing which could open up a range of wider career opportunities.
You will have the chance to explore radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding and marketing, as well as a range of literature from the Middle Ages to contemporary fiction, creative and professional writing.
You will learn from experienced industry professionals, leading academics, and published writers.
A work placement will give you first-hand experience of media and communication, and you will have the option of studying a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.
WHY MEDIA AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will be joining two highly-rated subject areas.
Media and Communication is ranked:
- 8th in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017
- 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
English is ranked:
- 7th for research excellence (REF 2014)
- Top-15 for graduate prospects (Times & Sunday Times and Complete University Guide 2018).
You will have the chance to attend workshops and seminars run by guest speakers as part of the course.
YOUR MEDIA AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EXPERIENCE
We offer a varied and flexible degree, so you can shape your course to match your career goals as well as developing your own interests.
You can choose media topics including creative media practice, radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations including strategy, branding and marketing, media theory, media law and film.
You can combine these with English Literature topics including gothic and genre fiction, gender and culture, renaissance literature, national and global literatures, modernity and contemporary writing, 19th century literature, creative writing and professional writing.
A work placement and the opportunity to spend a semester overseas will both enhance your student experience and career prospects.
MEDIA AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
97.4 per cent of our English single and joint honours graduates are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2013-14).
Our Media and English graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:
- public relations and marketing,
- digital marketing,
- TV and radio,