Swansea University

English Language, BA (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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Description

Description
Our degree programmes look at ways of analysing language knowledge and language use across contexts and time. We look at:
how language is used in everyday communication including in different contexts;
how language has developed over time;
;how we learn our first language and subsequent languages;
how language operates in bilingual contexts;
how we produce and understand language in real time as well as,
how the underlying language system works for sounds and grammar
We relate this to real world issues with crucial impacts on individuals and communities. These include the use of language to persuade and mislead (particularly in social media); the effect of dialect and accent on identity; the challenge of learning or teaching new languages.
Opportunities offered to students on our degrees include the chance to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA), and the chance to spend a semester or a year studying abroad.

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP

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· Requirements

Entry Requirements Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including BTEC Diploma DMM; International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

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5.0 15/05/2018
What I would highlight: It's hard living apart from the family but then it was a nice experience.
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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
CELTA
Teaching
English
Writing
Media

Course programme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameALE100Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Grammar and MeaningALE114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Sounds of English

Optional Modules

Compulsory Modules - Selective

Choose Minimum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students select at least 60 credits from below plus 20 credits of modules from outsdide the Department as listed below. If you do not wish to take a module from outside the Deparment select 80 credits from below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE108Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Language Teaching MethodologyALE115Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Language of Everyday LifeALE116Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20A History of the English LanguageALE120Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying the English Language

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Optional Module Choices

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select up to 20 credits from outside the department but you do not have to. Please note modules should be equally split across teaching blocks. The Language modules are 10 credits each and must be taken as a pair.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to American Literature and CultureCLC103Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Philosophy and RhetoricCLG101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language ICLL101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Latin Language ICY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2EN-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Monsters, Theories, TransformationsEN-112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Gender in English LiteratureEN-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Literature and Society in Medieval Europe.EN-117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Writing: Fiction GenresEN-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Creative Writing: Styles of FictionEN-119Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Stage Play WorldEN-120Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20English EssentialsML-102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern European Film: Themes and PerspectivesMLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2MLE100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Modern European Fiction: Texts and ContextsMLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2MS-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Media HistoryMSP100RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Public Relations: Strategic CommunicationsMSS106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hollywood: A History of American FilmPO-100Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20How Politics and IR countPO-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Peace in the Nuclear AgePO-119Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and the PeoplePO-125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20What is Politics and International Relations?

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

English Language - Compulsory Modules Selective

Choose Minimum Of 100 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select at least five, or a maximum of six 20 credit modules. Modules should be equally split across the teaching blocks. ALE204 and ALE225 are subject to interview. You CANNOT choose both ALE204 and ALE225. You CANNOT choose ALE200 if you have chosen either ALE204 or ALE225.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and PracticeALE202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20SociolinguisticsALE204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching Practice (CELTA) AALE211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20PsycholinguisticsALE218Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discourse AnalysisALE224Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Vocabulary StudiesALE225Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching Practice (CELTA) BALE250Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20First Language Acquisition

AND

Optional Modules Selective

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select up to 20 credits from outside the Department but you do not have to do so. Modules should be split equally across the teaching blocks.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American PerspectivesAM-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Word/American ImageAM-250Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ghettos, Streets, Suburbs: Cultural Representations of the American City, 1890 - presentEN-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Creative Non-FictionEN-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debating Texts: Theory in LiteratureEN-207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution of the Word: ModernismEN-226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Conflict and the Gothic in the long nineteenth centuryEN-232Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing PoetryEN-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Writing FictionEN-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing DramaEN-237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Exploring the Bloody Chamber: Medieval to PostmodernEN-239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20No-Man's Land: Literature of the Great WarEN-241Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fragments of Union: The Cultural Making and Breaking of BritainEN-242Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contentious ShakespeareEN-266Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medieval EncountersHUA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Business & EntrepreneurshipHUP202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to KantML-227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Conflict in European Film (Modern Languages route)MS-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising the MediaMS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital MediaMS-235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media LawMSP200RSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Public Relations TheoryMSS202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of Screen Animation

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

English Language - Compulsory Modules Selective

Choose Minimum Of 100 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select at least 5 and a maximum of 6 modules from the list below. Module should be equally split across the teaching blocks. To select ALE318 in TB2 you MUST ALSO select ALE317 in TB1. ALE317 can be selected without selecting ALE318.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Second Language AcquisitionALE308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Issues in current ELTALE316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Language in the MediaALE317Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Doing a Research ProjectALE318Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Project (Linguistics)ALE319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Computer-Assisted Language LearningEN-376Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prehistory, History and Language

AND

Optional Modules Selective

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select one 20 credit module from outside the Department but you do not have to do so. Modules should be equally split across the teaching blocks

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary American FictionAM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem RenaissanceEN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old EnglishEN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Fiction WritingEN-3027Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20William Blake: Poetry and DesignsEN-3029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postmodernist and Post-war FictionEN-3037Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Exodus: Moses and Minority LiteratureEN-3040Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Gothic / Gothic WalesEN-3042Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Postcolonial LiteratureEN-3043Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry in the Twentieth CenturyEN-3046Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Stuff: Victorian Literature and Material CultureEN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Other Tongues: Multilingualism in English Language LiteratureEN-3051Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Madness, Malady and Melancholia: Literature and Medicine from Genesis to GenomesEN-3052Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sex and Death: Jacobean Drama EN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing for Radio and ScreenEN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non FictionEN-314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20ChaucerEN-319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Poetry WritingEN-374Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising Texts: Shakespeare, Bronte, JamesEN-394Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Reading/Writing TraumaEN-398Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Masculine and Monstrous in the Middle AgesHUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and SuperstitionHUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social SciencesML-322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Page to Screen: Adapting the European ClassicsMS-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Digital FuturesMS-332Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Drama and Documentary on ScreenMSP300RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Strategy, Marketing and Branding