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The BA (Hons) English at City is ranked joint 1st in the UK for student satisfaction, and 1st in London for teaching satisfaction. (NSS 2019) This innovative degree is designed to bring the study of literature into the twenty-first century. You will graduate with a wide range of analytical, creative and professional skills as well as an informed and critical understanding of writing in English throughout history and around the world. Who is it for? Here at City, in the heart of London, we see literature as something diverse, global and constantly evolving. Led by a team of expert lecturers, our course is tailored around students who are passionate about engaging with the written word in all its forms, and across time and space, from Shakespeare to social media, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to comic books. By the end of the degree you will have produced your own creative and professional writing (fiction and non-fiction). You will also have developed the critical and analytical skills you need to understand how the written word both shapes, and is shaped by, the world we live in. The National Student Survey 2019 BA English at City is ranked joint 1st in the UK for student satisfaction, and ahead of any other English programme in London
- 100% overall satisfaction
- 100% of our graduates think we make the subject interesting
- 100% agree that we value their views about the course
- 100% agree that academic staff are good at explaining things
- 100% agree it is easy to contact academic staff.
- Immerse yourselves in the literature of London and the world.
- Engage with current debates in literary scholarship
- Write creatively, professionally, and analytically in a range of different forms, via a range of different media
- You will also develop a wide range of transferrable skills that will make you particularly attractive to future employers, including creative and independent thinking, leadership, planning, time management, teamwork and excellent communication and presentational skills.
Year one is made up of six compulsory modules (120 credits). In the first year, you will develop a thorough grounding in the study of literature, literary forms and literary theory. You will encounter a range of texts from the British Isles and beyond as you delve into the rich history of writing in English and develop your analytical, critical and creative writing skills. Modules:
- Fundamentals of Analysis and Criticism – 30 credits
- Literature in Historical Context – 30 credits
- Forms and Performances of Creative Writing – 15 credits
- Developing Creative and Professional Narratives – 15 credits
- The Novel, Authorship and Creativity – 15 credits.
- Postcolonialism - 15 credits.
- Shakespeare: Authorship, Dramatic Texts and Audiences – 30 credits
- 21st Century English and Digital Writing – 15 credits
- Creative Writing Workshop – 15 credits
- Contemporary Genre Fictions – 15 credits
- Romanticism - 15 credits
- Reading London 1 - 15 credits
- Reading London 2 - 15 credits
- Work Placement – 15 credits
- Web Creation and Digital Storytelling – 15 credits
- Humanitarian Reporting - 15 credits
- Sports Journalism - 15 credits.
- Reporting Conflict - 15 credits
- The Representation of Journalists and the Press in Film and Fiction: 900 to Present Day – 15 credits
- Global Popular Musics - 15 credits.
- Major Project: Dissertation – 30 credits
- Major Project: Professional Portfolio – 30 credits
- Major Project: Creative Writing – 30 credits.
- Elective modules include:
- Literary Journalism – 15 credits
- Publishing in the Digital Age – 15 credits
- Global English and English Language Teaching - 15 credits
- Intercultural Studies – 15 credits
- American Screenwriters – 15 credits
- Writing Women - 15 credits
- Place and Space - 15 credits
- Reporting Science and the Environment - 15 credits
The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year three is 60%. Your programme assignments will be assessed via a mix of coursework and unseen written examinations to assess your knowledge of the academic subjects and key concepts. Your coursework will be assessed through:
- Professional, reflective and creative portfolios
- Reading diaries
- Group assignments, including projects and presentations
- Live showcase events.
- Creative writing and other projects
- Reflect upon your reading
- Experiment with creative forms
- Demonstrate and analyse what you have learned
- Consider how you might apply your learning in your future coursework and career.
- Showcases and project presentations
- Showcases and project presentations will assess both creative and professional content and your presentation skills.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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