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Course summary

If you love books, you’ll enjoy the intellectual freedom of this degree. The degree takes a thematic approach, where you will study major literary ideas and have the freedom to plot your own approach to investigating them. Your study group will come together, each with new and different ideas, giving you exciting and unexpected debates. This degree covers literature and language, teaching you above all to think and write with precision and clarity. Why this course at Marjon? • We take an inclusive innovative approach, so you won’t just study the traditional canon and you’ll have plenty of freedom in what to read. • Our small class sizes are perfect to push your thinking as you’ll always be involved in the debate. • In your second year you’ll do individual projects or placements in industry, which could include online teaching, copywriting, placements in schools, event management and magazine publishing. • The South West has a thriving literary scene and has inspired writers for centuries. What might I become? Past students have secured work in various writing roles; in publishing, in the creative industries, or in communication. You may also move into further postgraduate study for research or to teach. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying English at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.


Miles Smith - Lecturer, English; “You will learn to engage with critical and cultural theory in the first year, as well as examining the impact of Shakespeare in the modern world. On top of that, you will also look at different forms of literature, including new forms such as flash fiction and micro-poetry. In the second year, you will learn how great books become great films and discover new layers to children’s and young adults’ literature. During the third year, you will look at how and why books become classics and how they endure and resonate in time. You’ll also learn about dystopian fiction and take on an honours project.” 1st Year The Theory of English Re-imagining Shakespeare Exploring the Past Literature at the Vanguard Living on the Edge 2nd Year Research Methods Placement From Shelf to Screen Firebrand Literature The Landscape of Identity Diversity in English 3rd Year Honours Project Discord, Disasters & Dreams Enduring Classics Power and Persuasion

Assessment method

Uniquely, students can choose between creative or literary critical assignments for the majority of modules. Creative portfolios invite students to respond to module content by producing their own original writing in a variety of forms, in combination with reflective essays. Literary critical assignments include essays as well as shorter critical analyses of texts. In years 2 and 3 you will be encouraged to read beyond the core texts to co-create the syllabus you study according to your own interests.

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

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
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