English Language with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language with a Foundation Year

Course summary

English Language at Swansea University is ranked top 10 in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2024). This exciting four-year BA degree gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate. You will cover topics including how language is used in everyday communication, how language has developed over time, the effect of dialect and accent on identity, and the challenge of learning or teaching new languages. You will also have the option to study modules in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects. The first year will be spent as a Foundation Year, where you will explore the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. This is ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap. During the course, you will also have the option to study abroad for a semester, further improving your student experience and career potential. You can choose to study in places like Hong Kong, China, Singapore or North America. In your final year, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff. Some of our students’ work is showcased at our annual conference and students have published their work in international journals.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, English Language at Swansea has been rated as 3rd in the UK for student experience (Times Good University Guide 2024). To complement your studies, you will have the opportunity to join a range of clubs and societies, including our English and Creative Writing Society. Our graduates gain employment in sectors including education, marketing, journalism, law and social media, while some choose to teach abroad, using qualifications which they achieved during the degree course. Please visit our course page for more information: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-foundation-year/


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • Language in Mind • The sound system of English • Language Teaching Methodology Your second and third years will comprise entirely optional modules from an expansive range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Child Language and Literacy • Discourse Analysis • Psycholinguistics in Bilingualism • Issues in current ELT • Stylistics 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-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language/

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 • Oral Examinations Throughout your undergraduate English Language 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-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language/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:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International applicants should refer to The College, Swansea University http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.

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

No fee information has been provided for this course

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 Language with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS