In choosing to study this English Literature and Education Degree you'll immerse yourself in a broad range of texts from medieval through to modern, evaluated in various ways from the linguistic/stylistic approach through to political or social emphasis. You'll also spend 50% of your time covering the fundamentals of education. With a focus on gaining essential employability skills that include team-work, communication and time management. This English Literature and Education Degree is taught by dedicated, enthusiastic experts, often in very small tutorial and seminar class sizes, giving you the very best experience. You will study in a University that is ranked **top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales** for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). We offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship.You will have the opportunity to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and question the ways we read. Our students can explore the opportunities with the School of Education’s partnerships with schools, communities across the UK and Wales. We have one of the biggest libraries in the world, the National Library of Wales, on our doorstep. This copyright institution receives a copy of every book published in the UK. The department of English Literature and Creative Writing is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ foremost literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved. You will be immersed in a supportive and vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field. This degree will allow you to explore literature of all genres and from all periods within the context of the broadest possible interpretation of literature in English. You will become skilled in the interpretation and analysis of literary texts and you will engage with current critical debates. A degree in English Literature and Education is the “gold standard” for any employment setting where communication is valued. All of our modules deliver key skills that enable you to build a comprehensive C.V. that evidences your diverse range of competencies. **95.4% of undergraduates from the UK/EU** from the Department of English and Creative Writing and **100% of undergraduates from the School of Education** from the UK/EU who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). Studying for a degree in English Literature and Education will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. Our graduates have been successful across the widest possible range of career destinations: Broadcasting; Journalism; Advertising; Publishing; Education; Civil Service; Business; Finance; New Media. Upon successful completion of this degree, students can progress and undertake a PGCE qualification.