English Language at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

English Language at Swansea University is ranked 5th in the UK for Teaching (Nss 2023). This exciting three-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. In year two, 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 4th 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/#bbq=on

Modules

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 of Bilingualism • Issues in current ELT • Stylistics: Language in Literature, Film and Video Gaming 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

Application codes

Course code:
Q310
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

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

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/


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/

Provider information

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Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP


Course contact details

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The Admissions Office, Swansea University

01792 295111

01792 295110

English Language at Swansea University - UCAS