Studying English Language and German gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside a study of German language, culture, fiction and vocational themes in translation and language teaching.
You will spend a year in Germany where you can study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.
This four-year BA English Language and German degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by giving students transferable and practical skills, which are highly valued by employers.
Some 96% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) 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 7th in the UK for research (REF 2014) and ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2019). Our graduates in English Language and German have careers in fields such as education, archives, heritage and museums, business, media and public relations, law and public services.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will learn how language is used in everyday communication, how it has developed and how we learn our first language and subsequent languages. You will also study the rich diversity of German language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching.
You will have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA), and your third year is spent studying or working in Germany, providing more valuable experience and a further enhancement to your career prospects.
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.
Teaching on the course is by leading academics and is informed by our world-leading research – English at Swansea is ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.
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You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change
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.
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