251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Politics and English Literature - Swansea University

If you are interested in studying 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 alongside Politics then this is the degree for you. Our English Literature and Politics 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 Creative Writing. • Study optional modules in Gender and Culture with specialist researchers and lecturers. • Study a 'Parliamentary Studies" module which includes sessions with members of parliament and the House of Lords, visits to the Palace of Westminster. Staff from the Houses of Parliament will deliver some classes and will be available to act as informal project advisors if you decide to take the follow on Dissertation in parliamentary studies module. 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 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. With this degree programme you have the option to study abroad for a semester as part of your degree. You can either choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America or Canada. This Semester Abroad opportunity costs no additional tuition fees; this means that you have the chance to study at an overseas institution without having to pay any further fee on top of the tuition fee you are already paying. You will, however, have to pay for your flight costs, accommodation, living expenses and any additional expenditure. 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-englitpol-lq23/#key-features=is-expanded **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**