United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

English Literature and History (with a year abroad)

If you are interested in studying literary texts from various contexts and historical periods, alongside exploring the complex relationships between literature, politics and history and you would like to spend a year abroad then this is the degree for you. Our English Literature and History degree programme offers you the opportunity to: • Cover English Literature themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day, while also developing your knowledge of critical theory and the diversity of approaches to literature. • Study optional modules in Gender and Culture with specialist researchers and lecturers. • Study optional modules in Creative Writing. • Study Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History and cover political, social, cultural and military aspects of British and European history and the history of Asia and the Americas. • Spend our third year abroad in Europe or the USA. Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, widely regarded by many literary scholars as one of the Twentieth Century's most influential lyrical poets, and amongst the finest as such of all time. 97% of our graduates and 94% of our History graduates are employed within six months of graduating according to the latest DLHE 2015 figures. Our Employability Officer supports our students with information and advice which is backed up by the University’s Careers Service and Work Placement Team. All students have access to events, workshops and employer talks, including an annual conference for students in June to support final year students with the transition into the world of work. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. We are proud of the variety and quality of the teaching that we offer to undergraduates and post graduates which is informed by our and research, much of it world-leading. Please visit our course page for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/english-literature/ba-englithis-qv3c/#key-features=is-expanded

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea