• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
In this (Hons) English Literature and French programme at Swansea University you will study centuries of English literature and discover the rich culture that makes France an international centre of the arts. English Literature and French with a Year Abroad at Swansea University is an exciting and challenging course.
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This (Hons) English Literature and French programme at Swansea University opens up a range of career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want. You will also have the opportunity to live and study or work in France.

Course content stretches from national and global literatures including Renaissance writings, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature, modernity and contemporary fiction, gender and culture, creative and professional writing to French language, fiction, translation and language teaching. You will become a scholar of 21st century France’s role in Europe and the wider world.

The English literature lecturers and professors are internationally-recognised writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and performed.  You will learn from research experts who specialise in subjects such as film, gender studies, literature, theatre studies and translation.

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to live in France and study at a university, teach or gain work experience.


French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and one of only six official United Nations languages.

Over 97% of the English Single and Joint Honours graduates are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (DLHE).

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

  • education
  • marketing
  • social media
  • project administration
  • teaching
  • humanitarian work
  • translation and interpretation
  • public services

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Monsters, Theories, Transformations
  • The Stage Play World
  • English Essentials
  • Studying the English Language
  • French Language 
  • Intersectional Identities in Contemporary French Cinema
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Discovering Old English

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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.


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