English Language and Media with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and Media with a Year Abroad

Course summary

Studying English Language and Media gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside various aspects of creative media practice, including radio, video, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding and marketing. This four-year BA English Language and Media degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by giving students transferable and practical skills, which are highly valued by employers. Media at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK for Student Experience, and English Language at Swansea is ranked 4th in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2023). Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Our graduates in English Language and Media are employed all around the world. They have careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio and publishing. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course structure is flexible and offers a wide range of specialist modules. You will study how language is used in everyday communication including in different contexts, how to persuade and mislead (particularly in social media) and how language has developed over time. Welsh medium modules are available. You will also have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects. Your third year will be spent as a Year Abroad, where you will benefit from unique cultural experiences in countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA. In your final year, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff.Teaching on the course is by leading academics and industry professionals and is informed by our world-leading research – English at Swansea is ranked 11th in the UK for Research Impact (Research Excellence Framework 2021) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme. The degree is also available as a four-year course with a Year in Industry. 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-media/


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • The sound system of English • Introduction to Media Communication • Grammar and Meaning In your second year you will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with your third year comprising entirely optional modules from a large range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Teaching Practice (CELTA) • Introduction to Film Production • Language in the Media • Sports Public Relations • Game Over – Press Start to Continue: Critical Game Studies 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-media/

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 • Video making Throughout your undergraduate English Language and Media 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-media/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 Language and Media with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS