English at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Course summary

Please note that this course is only available for years 2 & 3 for September 2024 The BA English programme at Marjon is a fresh, vibrant approach to literature studies, challenging perceptions, igniting critical thought, and equipping students with the skills necessary to meet 21st-century challenges. From the first module, you'll challenge preconceived notions about what it means to study English. You'll consider literary legacies (and what to do about them), the role YA plays in contemporary culture, how place impacts the stories we tell, and what the badass women of fiction can teach us about challenging the status quo. You'll also develop the ability to implement their lessons through assessments and modules focusing on skills and potential careers, such as author, journalist, editor, content creator, literary agent, screenwriter, teacher, public relations specialist, policy analyst, consultant, video game story writer, podcaster and more. Small classes mean personalised support and the chance to pursue your passions from day one (or to start figuring out what they are). You'll get the chance to explore a range of stories, from contemporary fiction in translation to creative non-fiction and digital narratives. You'll learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills and how to craft logical and compelling arguments. Taking advantage of Marjon’s location between the sea, city, and moors, you’ll consider literature's relationship to nature and how stories shape how we see and understand the world – and hold the› power to create a better one. Your assessments will challenge and inspire you to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios, and in your final year, you'll get the chance to 'choose your own adventure' to create and complete a project. 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: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Level 4 The Books You Couldn’t Read at School Ways of Reading, Thinking, and Writing There and Back Again How to Make Arguments and Win Them Literary Legacies (and What to Do About Them) Oral Storytelling Level 5 Professional Communication Young Adult Fiction Witches, Bitches, and Hags Creative Non-Fiction The Sea, The City, The Moors Innovative Research Strategies Level 6 Choose Your Own Adventure Storytelling in the 21st Century No Old, Dead, White Men Of Oak, Ash, and Thorn Shelf-Selection

Assessment method

Diagnostic Essay Digital Self Portrait How to Read Guide Close Reading Essay Reflective Journal Alternative Ending Rhetorical Analysis Argumentative Essay Author Profile Critical Analysis Oral Story Presentation (critical or creative) Conference Playlist Character Analysis Poster Equality/Equity, Diversity Inclusion Plan Personal essay Magazine Multimedia, Digital Essay/Story Book Review Awareness Raising Campaign Game Creation Book Mini-Collection

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Entry for year 2 & 3 will require appropriate study at Level 4 & 5 for the relevant year. This is 120 credits at Level 4 for Year 2 entry, and 120 Credits & level 4 & 5 for year 3 entry, from an equivalent course elsewhere.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 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 £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
English at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS