Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English and Philosophy

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Course summary

The Joint Honours BA (Hons) English and Philosophy course route is distinctive because of its richly interdisciplinary approach to key ethical and intellectual challenges. BA (Hons) English and Philosophy is a popular Joint Honours combination which brings together two subjects with highly complementary approaches and interests. As well as offering a balance of core and optional units rooted in each of the two subjects, this course has been designed so that your growing knowledge and skills in each subject will help you develop a distinctive perspective and distinctive strengths in the other. You may have opportunities to study abroad and, if you wish, can take your third year as a placement – in Britain or abroad. In your final year, you will have a chance to explore your interests in depth with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the knowledge and skills you've been developing over previous years. The English and philosophy subject groups are staffed by internationally renowned writers and academics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching and highly positive student feedback. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you are in the right place to begin building a network for your future. Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan is a centre of internationally recognised research, covering the History of Philosophy, critical social theories, Philosophy of Art, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Education, History and Philosophy of Science, and much more. We pride ourselves on covering Anglo-American and Continental European philosophy, and many of our research-active staff are regularly invited to give keynote papers at international conferences and workshops. Our teaching is research-led, so you can be sure you’re learning from experts at the forefront of various philosophical disciplines. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits

  • You’ll have access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals, including the Manchester Children's Book Festival, and competitions, run by the English department. We’ll also help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • English staff include award-winning poets and writers, including winners of the Costa First Novel Award, Costa Book of the Year and the Ted Hughes Award.
  • 100% of BA (Hons) Philosophy students are 'overall satisfied' with their course (from 20 [65%] of students who responded to the 2020 National Student Survey).
  • Our Philosophy academics are specialists in their fields, producing cutting-edge research across Anglo-American and Continental European philosophical traditions. And because we bring our expertise into the classroom, you can be confident you’re learning at the forefront of your discipline.
  • Study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject.
  • We place a strong emphasis on key employability skills. Our units, teaching and assessment are geared, in part, around the practical skills needed to ensure you’re fully prepared for your future career.
  • You will have the opportunity to spend your third year on placement gaining real-world experience in the UK or abroad, or studying overseas at one of our partner universities.
  • Our course provides flexible opportunities for internationalisation, from an opportunity to study a foreign language as part of the course, to an exchange programme in Year 2.
  • The teaching team is friendly, supportive and committed to research-informed teaching, providing you with an intellectually challenging environment.

Course details

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

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