University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Geography/English

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Course summary

With a Joint Honours degree, you study two subjects and depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree. Joint honours degrees are taught in the same way as single honours degrees, with 120 credits taught per year, over three years. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

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Course details


STAGE 1: • Introducing Human Geographies (compulsory) (20 Credits) • Geographical Techniques (Compulsory) (20 Credits) • A Sustainable Community (designated) (20 Credits) • Geography and Development (designated) (20 Credits)

  • Reading Literary Genres (Compulsory)
  • Language and Creativity (Compulsory)
  • Contemporary Shakespeares (Compulsory)
STAGE 2: • Research Methods (Compulsory for Mj/Designated for Jt) (10 Credits) • Issues in Human Geography (Compulsory for Mj/Designated for Jt) (10 Credits) • Geography Field Module (Designated) (20 Credits) • Transport and Mobility (Designated) (20 Credits) • Populations and Migrations (Designated) (20 Credits)
  • Literature and the Real World: Critical Concepts (Compulsory)
  • Victorian Visions (Designated)
  • Literary Extremes and The American Mainstream (Designated)
  • From Fairy Tale to Fantasy: Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Designated)
  • Centre & Margins: Postmodernity & After (Designated)
  • Writing in the World (Designated)
  • Representing Class: Stories and Conflicts (Designated)
STAGE 3: • Human Geography Dissertation (Compulsory for Mj) (40 Credits) • Human Geography Project (Designated) (20 Credits) • Human Geography Joint Dissertation (Designated jt) (20 Credits) • Career Planning and Employability (designated) (20 Credits) • Children’s Geographies (designated) (20 Credits) • Geographies of Sport (designated) (20 Credits)
  • English Dissertation (Compulsory for mj)
  • English Short Dissertation (Designated
for jt)
  • English Joint Interdisciplinary Dissertation (Designated
for jt)
  • Good Society and Bad Society: Shakespeare to Behn (Designated)
  • Literature and Revolution (Designated)
  • Bodies and Performances: Thinking Sex and Gender (Designated)
  • Publicity & Privacy: American Authors and Celebrity (Designated)
  • Texts in Transition: Adaptatio (Designated)
  • Gothic Worlds (Designated)
Module information is quoted for 21/22 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold an English Literature or English Language A-level or an equivalent qualification

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Human Geography/English at University of Northampton - UCAS