Study our highly regarded English Literature and Politics degree to discover a diverse, challenging course and reflect on how politics influences literature.
You will have the option of a semester in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore during your second year to experience life abroad and enhance your career prospects.
Explore a range of topics stretching from Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, contemporary fiction, gender, culture, creative and professional writing to political theory and philosophy, British and European politics, democracy and public policy.
We offer varied and flexible course content so that you can tailor your degree to your interests. As you progress through your course, you can choose to specialise in your preferred subjects.
English at Swansea is ranked 7th in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and in the top 15 for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).
WHY ENGLISH LITERATURE AND POLITICS AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
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- 10 for teaching experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
Politics is ranked:
- Top -20 for career prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2018).
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND POLITICS EXPERIENCE
You can choose from a wide range of modules in English literature, creative writing and politics. Shape your course to match your interests by choosing from
national and global literatures, Gothic and genre fiction, Renaissance literature, 19th century and contemporary literature, political economy, international relations, conflict and peace, democracy and international security.
Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend talks organised through our guest speaker programme.
You will have an academic mentor who can offer academic and pastoral support. Swansea’s English Student Society and Politics and International Relations Society both offer social and cultural events including debates and guest speakers.
POLITICS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
97% of our English Joint Honours graduates are in work six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14).
Graduating with this internationally recognised degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a range of careers. Our English Literature and Politics graduates are truly international and employed around the world in a wide range of sectors including:
- social media
- project administration