Our BA (Hons) English Language and Literatures with Sandwich Placement degree aims to inspire a passion for and knowledge of literary and cultural texts from the medieval era to the present day, by writers from the West Midlands to the wider world beyond. Another aim of the course is to enable you to learn about the form and functions of the English language in a wide variety of contexts and to promote your understanding of the political and ideological significance of language, literature and culture in a wide range of social and historical contexts, especially in relation to gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class and disability. One other important aim is to develop your awareness of the significance of ethical evaluations of reading, writing and linguistic interpretation, supporting an understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion in literature, language and culture. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on literary and linguistic production and reception, value and cultural capital. The course aims to advance your understanding of the different forms, aesthetics, genres, and functions of literary and cultural texts and to enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career. Combining Language and Literatures will foster your skills in critical and creative thinking, analysis, research, and problem-solving, for academic success and employment beyond your degree. Ultimately the aim is to help you develop your confidence in making your voice heard, at university, in employment, and in culture and society. The course offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of literatures, from the canonical to the popular and from diverse authors. You will learn how the English Language is used to shape not only the world, but our minds. There is a strong emphasis on the way in which language and literatures shape social and cultural identities. There will also be a focus on the politics, ethics, and ideologies of cultural representation, and issues of equality and diversity in literatures, language culture. You will experience a friendly, welcoming staff, who are dedicated to working with you to enable you to achieve your full potential. You will be taking part in sessions with internationally renowned literary critics, award-winning novels and poets. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our Literatures@Wolves Culture Programme, including visits to sites of regional, national and international interest, with regular events on Campus, theatre performances, visits to museums, galleries and events. We also aim to embed opportunities for assessment and work experience that plays to your strengths, and that will support your skills for employment on graduation. You will be able to complete a Student Record of Achievement, a record of skills and experiences to present to prospective employers. Following graduation and the required classification, you will be able to go onto our Masters degree in English or Popular Culture, and also consider entering our PhD programme. .
How to apply
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
English language requirements
As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.
English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants
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Fees and funding
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