• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
English Literature is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging disciplines we offer and studying this four-year English Literature with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Swansea University cultivates sensitivity towards language and opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
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The English Literature with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Swansea University will give you an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a four-year undergraduate integrated degree.

You will learn how to improve your oral and writing skills, investigate and obtain information, present your ideas in a range of formats, solve problems and make informed decisions.

During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.

You will start the degree course in your second year and can shape your studies to your interests. Our varied and flexible course content covers national and global literatures, gender and culture, Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature through to modernity and contemporary writing as well as creative and professional writing.

Wales has a rich lyric tradition and Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas. You can get involved with projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.


The graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • education
  • marketing
  • social media
  • project administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Monsters, Theories, Transformations
  • English Essentials
  • The Stage Play World
  • Studying the English Language
  • Approaches to Gender in English Literature
  • Creative Writing: Fiction Genres
  • American Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Society in Medieval Europe.
  • Creative Writing: Styles of Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is CDD-DDD at A-level or equivalent.We require a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language. Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • The course is also a widening access programme and developed to support those who may not have been able to otherwise gain access to HE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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