English Literature with Creative Writing with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature with Creative Writing with a Year Abroad

Course summary

This four-year English and Creative Writing degree will teach you a range of writing skills to equip you for a career as a writer, including novels, plays, poetry, film scripts, and non-fiction. You will explore a range of styles and genres, as well as studying the history, traditions, and theory of English Literature. Explore over a thousand years of literature from the early medieval period to the present day, while also delving into some provocative questions that writing can unveil around gender, culture and more. This course covers both national and global literature including Renaissance and Gothic genres, 19th century literature and contemporary fiction. You can also select modules around creative and professional writing. You can tailor the degree to your own interests, learning how to write novels, how to write for the stage, screen, and broadcast, write short stories and non-fiction, write poetry, writing as a career and exploring styles and genres. Your third year will be spent gaining valuable cultural experiences with a Year Abroad in countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and North America. 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 of all time. The university’s links to the legacy of Dylan Thomas remain with our annual Dylan Thomas Prize for Literature and through research carried out in our Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW). Throughout this course you will also have the opportunity to get involved in projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the university's location provides an excellent place to study. Students can enjoy both a thriving city and beautiful beaches and coastlines. Outside of their studies, our students benefit from our lively English Student Society, which organises a range of literary, social, and cultural events. Our degree programmes aim to support students prepare for their future world of work. You will access support and guidance through the university’s Careers Service and Work Placement Team and 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 employment or further study. English Literature at Swansea is ranked Top 25 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) and 97% of graduates are in employment &/or study, or doing other activities, such as travelling, 15 months after leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023). Graduates go on to enter careers in a wide range of sectors including education, media, writing and screen production and public administration. Please visit our course page for more information https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-literature-creative-writing/ba-english-literature-creative-writing/


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • Monsters, Theories, Transformations • English Essentials • The Stage Play World Your second and third years will comprise entirely optional modules from a large range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Contentious Shakespeare • Revolution of the Word: Modernism • Contemporary Wars and Conflicts • Welsh Gothic / Gothic Wales • Other Tongues: Multilingualism in English Language Literature Your final year will include an optional independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-literature-creative-writing/ba-english-literature-creative-writing

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Presentations • Group Work • Original Writing Throughout your undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-literature-creative-writing/ba-english-literature-creative-writing or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/
English Literature with Creative Writing with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS