English Degrees

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Gain skills that will help you succeed in any workplace

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Attend CV-boosting work placements throughout your studies

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Undertake TESOL modules and take your qualification worldwide

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Enhance your expression, critical writing and thinking skills


The Joy of Language

From Shakespeare and the English language to writing media, our English degrees will help you develop and enhance your expression, critical writing and thinking skills. Many of our English and creative writing graduates can be found in writing-related areas such as editing, publishing and journalism.

There’s a vast number of genres, texts and periods you can study within your modules, this makes our English degrees extremely flexible. This means you have the opportunity to design your own degree, selecting options that reflect your particular areas of interest. That’s in addition to learning how to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Practical Experience

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Throughout your studies you’ll gain skills that will help you succeed in any workplace, and engage with challenges set by external organisations to put these into practice. 

Industry Links

Industry Links

Our connections mean you can attend work placements to help your CV stand out - organisations include Literature Wales, The Big Issue, Buzz magazine, as well as schools and libraries




These modules offer intensive practice in lesson planning, teaching and curriculum design, as well as a qualification you can use anywhere in the world – at no extra cost.

English Courses

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Research With Impact

79% of our English research outputs are rated as being world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent, and half our research is rated as being world-leading with respect to Impact. 

Learn more about how USW’s English research makes a difference in the real world, changing lives, and the world, for the better.


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales

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Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

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Put Theory into Practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.

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Apply to USW

Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.


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Chat to our students, lecturers or staff. We're here to help answer any questions you may have.

student life

student life

Make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. 



Where you live is just as important as what you study. Let's find your home away from home.