What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
(English Literature or English - Language & Literature).
Specific subjects and grades required
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
As a result of the sweeping changes to PGT funding already implemented for English domiciled students and now proposed for Welsh domiciled students, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is bringing the Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards to a close. The scheme will continue to operate as was advertised for students who enrolled on undergraduate schemes up to and including September 2016. The College intends to promote full details of future PGT funding sources to all students as soon as government policy becomes legislation. We have a wide range of employability opportunities that enhance the career prospects for our students. We offer a semester abroad in Hong Kong or the USA or a year abroad in the US or Europe. Students can take volunteer opportunities such as the Schools Literacy scheme where our students go into local primary and secondary schools to teach literacy skills to pupils. All students in the College have a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support.
Level 1: monsters, theories, transformations; voices of poetry; approaches to gender in English literature; literature and society in medieval Europe; studying the English language; development of the English language; creative writing: fiction genres; creative writing: styles of writing; modern European fiction: texts and contexts; introduction to American literature and culture. Level 2: debating texts: theory in literature; modernism and modernity; medieval encounters; postcolonial literature; introduction to welsh writing in English; California dreaminâ??; hearts in hiding: Hardy and Hopkins as poets of innovation and idiosyncrasy; Blake; writing on the body; studying dialect; Shakespeare and idea of comedy; introduction to writing poetry; introduction to writing creative non-fiction; introduction to writing drama; American word /American image; exploring the bloody chamber: medieval to postmodern; introduction to writing fiction; 20th century poetry; race and ethnicity: American perspectives. Level 3: power and performance: 1590-1740; revolution, romanticism and realism; long essay; uncanny places and cyberspaces: gender and the fantastic; further fiction writing; modern Irish fiction in English; further dramatic writing; further poetry writing; Chaucer; life writing; Dylan Thomas; theorising texts: Shakespeare, Shelly, Bronte, Joyce; further creative nonfiction writing; European fiction and drama 1850-1920; prehistory, history, and language; W.B. Yeats; Wales: singular noun, plural experience; the erotics and exotics of romantic orientalism; African American literature and culture, 1910 - 1940: the Harlem renaissance; literature and the metropolis: representations of London life 1900-1939; Arthurian adaptations; contemporary American fiction; sin, sex the masculine and the monstrous in the middle ages; discovering old English; neo-Victorian fictions; Thomas Hardy.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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English Language and Literature
What are graduates doing after six months?
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