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This English Literature and Politics BA (Hons) course enables you to study both English Literature and Politics equally at the same level. Don't worry, studying joint honours doesn't mean more work. You'll study the same number of credits as a single honours student, but just take fewer modules in each of the subjects. There are lots of reasons why students choose a joint honours qualification. Just some include: that you have two subject areas of interest, that you want to explore something new alongside a core subject area or that you want to keep your career options open to a range of professions.
Our English Literature programme will introduce you to a range of literary themes, genres and theories. You will explore key trends and movements and develop an understanding of historical, thematic and interdisciplinary approaches to literary interpretation. The major historical periods are represented, as are influential, exciting and thought-provoking texts from all the major literary genres. You will benefit from a firm grounding in key works from the Anglophone canon, whilst also having the opportunity to develop specific interests in the study of contemporary literature across a range of themes such as gender and race. You will gain the critical understanding, cultural awareness and analytical skills to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.
Covering a broad range of critical and contemporary issues, our exciting and innovative Sociology programme introduces you to the many diverse and contentious sociological perspectives that try to explain the world around you. Our modules encourage you to critically examine contemporary social change, to question the reality and representations of the social and cultural forces which mould us, and to evaluate the nature of society itself. The study of social relations, processes and structures is undertaken historically, in comparative focus and with relevance to many of the key issues facing contemporary societies. Within this, considerable emphasis is also given to the importance of developing those theoretical and conceptual tools appropriate to the understanding of these social processes and structures, and to the different theoretical and methodological approaches which frame their investigation.
All students take a total of 120 credits per level.
Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory
Introduction to Social Theory and Social Science Methodology
Social Differentiation in Contemporary Britain
Ideas, Knowledge and Education
Level 5 Modules (there are 3 mandatory modules and 4 optional modules out of a choice of 6 as indicated by *) include:
Social Science Research Methods with SPSS
Modernity to Post Modernity Contemporary Social Theory
Choose 1 English Language module from the optional modules below:
and choose 2 Sociology modules from the optional modules below
Guttenburg to Gates: A Sociology of the Media
Talking About My Generation: Popular Music & Youth Culture
Leisure & Society
Level 6 Modules (there is 1 mandatory module and 4 optional modules out of a choice of 9 as indicated by *) include:
Choose 2 English Literature modules from the optional modules below
Critical Approaches to Poetry
Development of Children's Literature
Post- 1945 Fiction
Post- 1945 Drama
and choose 2 Sociology modules from the optional modules below:
Sociology of Health and Medicine
Sociology of Death and Dying
Tourism, Sex and Gender
Have I Got News for You? Contemporary Issues in the Media
Modules in at Level 4 study are assessed by both examinations (50%) and coursework (50%). Level 5 and 6 modules are also assessed by examination and coursework combinations. You can also expect to take part in seminar presentations which will form part of the assessment for Level 5 and 6 modules. In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation which is assessed through coursework (100%).
Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.
Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.
Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points|
All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|