This course is a great choice if you are thinking of going on to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) after your degree but don’t yet want to commit to primary or secondary level teaching. You’ll get a very good grounding in the key National Curriculum subject of English Literature and learn about key educational ideas and theories, gaining a wide knowledge of key educational ideas and theories, major literary periods and genres, and the use of language. In addition, you will have the opportunity to choose units which are of particular interest to you and which will have relevance for your future career. During your degree you will have the opportunity to explore the role of language in society, contemporary and historical notions of childhood and children, study the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the philosophy of education and choose from a range of English and Education Studies options and a dissertation based on your interests and your future career plans. Why choose this course?
- Learn from a teaching team of Education Studies tutors with extensive school teaching experience and English tutors with strong research and publishing profiles
- Study key educational ideas and theories and core areas in the history and theory of literature
- Develop your understanding of theories of education and literature the role of language in society, and the sociology of childhood and education
- Gain school experience, either within the course itself or through the community volunteer programme
- Explore creative writing, language and linguistics, 19th century and 20th-century literature, gender and culture, Gothic literature and American, Irish and world literatures
- Benefit from a degree providing an excellent progression route to a PGCE, without the need to commit to either primary or secondary level teaching
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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