English Language with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language with a Year in Industry

Course summary

Studying English Language gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, and this three-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by giving students transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Some 87% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (HESA graduate outcomes 2023), and 71% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. 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. English is ranked 3rd in the UK for teaching quality and ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2024 and The Complete University Guide 2019). Our graduates gain employment in sectors including education, marketing, journalism, law, social media, and project administration, while some choose to teach abroad, using qualifications which they achieved during the degree course. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course has been designed to provide concise and balanced coverage of linguistic theory. 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 either choose to go east and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or west to study in 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 and presented at international conferences You can learn how to use technology to create your own materials through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data. 100% of our research impact is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (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 abroad, studying in an overseas university (Q311).

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 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

This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q31I
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 with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS