University Centre Farnborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Surrey

English Literature with Sociology - Two-year Accelerated Degree

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Course summary

This combination of subjects will give you an insightful look inside how modern day society functions while exploring the key themes within English literature through a variety of texts. Studying sociology and English literature together will especially equip you with transferable skills involving communication and an understanding of human behaviour. Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:

  • Start your career or masters course a year sooner
  • Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
  • Save money on the costs associated with being a student
  • Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) English Literature with Sociology or BA (Hons) Sociology with English Literature. What will I study? English Literature English literature is naturally an ideal subject for those with a passion for books, reading, and the spoken word. We encounter literature every day - in books, magazines, poetry, advertising, plays, song lyrics, and TV boxsets. The ability to analyse these texts and their subtle meanings is a skill that could lead to a range of interesting careers. At Farnborough, you will read a range of stimulating and diverse texts. This ranges from the Renaissance period to the modern day while learning about historical contexts, gender and literature, poetic language and more along the way. A degree in English will hone your own communication skills and encourage creative writing – skills that can help set you apart from other graduates when starting your new career. Sociology Sociology is an enlightening subject for those who like to think about social issues in the world, such as inequality, sexuality, class and mass media. Studying these fascinating topics with us will encourage you to think objectively about why people behave in certain ways. You will be considering questions such as: What role does crime play in shaping society? How can society address inequality? Why doesn’t society do more to improve global issues? During your degree, you will uncover the theories that seek to explain why some groups of people can flourish together, while others try to tear each other apart. You will delve into contemporary theories and discover how different cultures fit into our society. As a sociology student, your critical-thinking skills will be honed as you begin to broaden your understanding of society and its relationship with our everyday lives.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 (Year 1: September – April) The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both sociology and English literature. Typical topics studied include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • The Sociology of Inequality
  • Academic Skills
  • The Novel Genre: Narrative, Cultural and Historical Context
  • Poetic Language
  • Introduction to Critical Theory
  • Global Issues
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students. Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2) Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
  • 'Race' and Racism in Modern Society
  • Contemporary Sociological Theories
  • The Sociology of Education
  • Social Research Methods
  • Victorian Literature
  • The Romantics
  • The Long 18th Century
  • Introduction to the Renaissance
  • Using Quantitive Research Methods
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2) In the final Level of study, you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
  • The Sociology of Culture and Media
  • Risk Society in a Digital Age
  • The Sociology of Literature
  • Dissertation (Sociology)
  • 20th Century Literature Studies: 1880 - 1945
  • Gender and Literature
  • 20th Century Literature Studies: Post-War Literature
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • In-class tests
  • Assessed assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal seen examination
  • Formal unseen examinations
  • Poster presentations
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Reflective report
- Literature review


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
QL33
Institution code:
F66
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

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English Literature with Sociology - Two-year Accelerated Degree at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS